By William Maxwell
From the yankee publication Award-winning writer of Ancestors and Time Will Darken comes a masterful number of tales, spanning greater than 50 years--a travel of an international that engages readers totally, and whose characters command the private loyalty and tenderness.
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We kicked the Brits out and you in, and you had damn-all to do with it. Second, if we drill for oil and carry off a few paintings, it doesn’t have a goddamned thing to do with your liberty. We don’t care. Do whatever you like, just stay out of our way. Right? ” Jefferson sat down. Sutherland meekly poured him another glass, which he drank off at once. “I cannot understand you,” he said. ” “But we’re not,” Rice said. “It’s this way. History is like a tree, okay? When you go back and mess with the past, another branch of history splits off from the main trunk.
He took a deep, exhausted breath. ” 042 MOZART IN MIRRORSHADES Toinette cracked off a square of Hershey’s chocolate and pointed to the magazine. “I want the leather bikini,” she said. “Always, when I am a girl, my goddamn mother, she keep me in the goddamn corsets. ” Rice leaned back across her solid thighs and patted her bottom reassuringly. He felt wonderfully stupid; a week and a half of obsessive carnality had reduced him to a euphoric animal “Forget your mother, baby. You’re with me now. ” Toinette licked chocolate from her fingertips.
Oh, for God’s sake,” Rice said. “Of course we do. What about the radios and the magazines and the medicine we hand out? ” Sutherland said. Rice locked eyes with Jefferson. Slowly, Jefferson sat down. “Look,” Rice said, relenting. “We don’t mean to be unreasonable. Maybe things aren’t working out just the way you pictured them, but hey, that’s life, you know? What do you want, really? Cars? Movies? Telephones? Birth control? ” Jefferson pressed his thumbs into the corners of his eyes. “Your words mean nothing to me, sir.
All the Days and Nights: The Collected Stories by William Maxwell