By Dennis Lehane

ISBN-10: 0061139718

ISBN-13: 9780061139710

Besides thoroughly unique fabric, this new assortment is a compilation of the easiest of Dennis Lehane's formerly released brief fiction, together with "Until Gwen," which used to be tailored for the level in 2005 and looks during this publication because the play Coronado. through turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comedian, those robust stories trip headlong into the guts of our nationwide myths—and exhibit that the reality looking forward to us there's not what we might count on.

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She shook her head. ” He thought of the mildew that used to soak the walls in Blue’s mother’s trailer, of the mold and dust in Blue’s shack off Route 11, of the rotting smell that had grown out of the drainage ditch when they were kids. The way Blue looked at it all—seemed to be at one with it—as if he felt a bond. ” 30 DENNIS LEHANE “I dunno. Florida. Georgia. ” “I got a job. ” “You can always get construction jobs other places. ” She nodded. ” She tilted his chin so she was looking in his eyes.

It’s me. ” “Come on, Blue. It’s me. ” “All alone,” Blue said. “I know. ” “Leave me alone for a spell, Elgin. ” THAT NIGHT ELGIN sat alone in his trailer, smoking cigarettes, staring at the walls. Blue’d never had much of anything his whole life—not a job he enjoyed, not a woman he could consider his—and then between the dogs and Jewel Lut he’d probably thought he’d got it all at once. Hit pay dirt. Elgin remembered the dirty little kid sitting down by the drainage ditch, hugging himself. Six, maybe seven years old, waiting to die.

Elgin said quietly. Jewel’s head jerked up and she looked over her shoulder, then back at Elgin. “What? God, no. We’re just . . He’s my pal. That’s all. ” “I know. ” She fingered the coffee cup again. “I miss you,” she said softly. “I miss you. ” Elgin kept his voice low. ” She gave him a small smile that he instantly hated. It seemed to know him; it seemed like everything he was and everything he wasn’t was caught in the curl of her lips. “You miss the lake, Elgin. ” He shrugged. ” “Yeah? ” “Because you got too many demons in you, boy.

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