By Antonio Skarmeta
From the prize-winning Chilean novelist Antonio Skármeta, writer of Il Postino, comes this soulful novella a few son and his estranged father
Jacques is a schoolteacher in a small Chilean village, and a French translator for the neighborhood paper. He owes his ardour for the French language to his Parisian father, Pierre, who, three hundred and sixty five days sooner than, all at once again to France with no observe of clarification. Jacques and his mother's feel of abandonment is made extra acute by way of their isolation during this small group the place few learn or imagine. whereas Jacques reveals distraction in a overwhelm on his student's older sister, his preoccupation together with his father's disappearance keeps to hang-out him. yet there's frequently extra to a narrative than the torment it explanations. This one is set forgiveness and moment possibilities.
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What are you trying to do? Scare someone? Just because you croaked a guy and got away with it MARGY don’t think I’m afraid of you. You know if I start talking, I can put a rope around that lily white neck of yours. You wouldn’t dare squawk on a fellow for that. Besides, I know you too well. You haven’t the heart Rocky to turn anyone up. If I thought you had, I’d finish you now. I won’t get any more for killing two than I will for killing one. Don’t be too sure about that. Now I’m going to give MARGY you a little inside information—I’m going to leave you the first chance I get.
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Gaugh, Willem de Kooning, Abbeville Press, New York, 1983, pp. 42, 48. Also Notes to Exhibit, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. * ”Dirty charity“; a woman who plays at being a prostitute. S. 52 SEX A Comedy Drama (1926) THE CAST MARGY LaMont, a prostitute Captain Carter, an officer Rocky Waldron, a pimp Condez, host of the Cafe Port au Prince Manly a thug Curley, a pimp Dawson, an officer of the law Agnes, a prostitute Red, a prostitute Flossie, a prostitute Jones, a client CLARA STANTON, a wealthy woman JIMMY STANTON, her son Robert STANTON, her husband MARIE, the STANTONs’ French maid JENKINS, the STANTONs’ butler Policeman Lieutenant Gregg, an English First Man, Second Man, Waiter naval officer The action takes place in Montreal’s red light district; a cafe in Trinidad; and in a wealthy home outside New York City.