By Robert Jackson Bennett
Some locations are too strong to be true.
Under a purple moon, there's a excellent little city no longer came across on any map.
In that city, there are quiet streets covered with lovely homes, homes that hide the strangest things.
After a pair years of difficult touring, ex-cop Mona brilliant inherits her long-dead mother's domestic in Wink, New Mexico. And the nearer Mona will get to her mother's previous, the extra she is familiar with that the folk of Wink are very, very assorted ...
From one in every of our such a lot proficient and unique new literary voices comes the subsequent nice American supernatural novel: a piece that explores the darkish dimensions of the hometowns and the friends we inspiration we knew.
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He hugged me, and I hugged him, which we always do on parting, as if we do not expect to see each other again. I wonder if sometimes the distribution of souls gets screwed up, and the wrong spirit ends up in the wrong baby. I suppose this is blasphemous. But then, with my smart mouth, I've already blown any chance of sainthood. Surely, with his kind heart, Ozzie was meant for slim good health and ten fingers. And my life would make more sense if I had been his son instead of the offspring of the troubled parents who had failed me.
49 SIXTEEN A BOBBING TENNIS BALL, A PLASTIC BAG PULSING AS IF it were a jellyfish, a playing card—the ten of diamonds—a gardening glove, a cluster of red petals that might have been cyclamen: Every object on the gray tide was luminous with mysterious meaning. Or so it all seemed to me, for I had fallen into a mood for meaning. Because this water poured into the flood-control system not from Pico Mundo but from a storm far to the east, it carried less flotsam than it would later if the volume increased and the downpour washed in from city streets.
American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett