By Elizabeth Hand
The privileged daughter of well-known tv actors, Charlotte, "Lit," Moylan is able to get pleasure from one final wild fling prior to university and maturity. in reality, the entire idyllic hamlet of Kamensic, big apple, is able to occasion, for mythical avant-garde movie director--and Lit's godfather--Alex Kern is coming again to reopen his exceptional mansion, Bolerium. however it won't be simply any get together. It'll be the development of all time.
The complete city is invited, old and young, recognized and vague. yet different, extra demanding site visitors are arriving, too--seen on the edges of the woodland, on the margins of the evening. Kern's connections expand a long way past Hollywood, past even the fashionable age . . . and in Bolerium's echoing halls a fearsome disagreement is collecting, among historical powers of the darkness and people sworn to forestall them at any fee, irrespective of what--or who--the sacrifice...even an blameless woman.
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The door from the street opened. A street-car motorman came in. 42 Ernest Hemingway MEN WITHOUT WOMEN “Hello, George,” he said. ” “Sam’s gone out,” George said. ” “I’d better go up the street,” the motorman said. George looked at the clock. It was twenty minutes past six. “That was nice, bright boy,” Max said. ” Al said from the kitchen. “No,” said Max. “It ain’t that. Bright boy is nice. He’s a nice boy. ” Two other people had been in the lunch-room. Once George had gone out to the kitchen and made a ham-and-egg sandwich ‘to go’ that a man wanted to take with him.
Always, though, you crossed a bridge across a canal to enter the hospital. There was a choice of three bridges. On one of them a woman sold roasted chestnuts. It was warm, standing in front of her charcoal fire, and the chestnuts were warm afterward in your pocket. The hospital was very old and very beautiful, and you entered through a gate and walked across a courtyard and out of a gate on the other side. There were usually funerals starting from the courtyard. Beyond the old hospital were the new brick pavilions, and there we met every afternoon and were all very polite and interested in what was the matter, and sat in the machines that were to make so much difference.
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Black Light by Elizabeth Hand