By Ken Wells
Fifteen years after he tormented fellow scholars at Catahoula Bayou tuition, Junior Guidry is broke, inebriated, one-legged, and residing in a destroy of a trailer at the fringe of a snake-infested swamp. He's survived an oil-rig twist of fate that would've killed such a lot males yet, with assistance from a very good attorney, made him wealthy in its place. yet he's squandered his fortune on drink, blackjack, womanizing, and brawling, leaving a wake of wrecked autos and friendships, let alone misplaced or stolen wood legs. Then the mysterious Iris Mary Parfait enters his lifestyles. She's at the run from a sad youth and a foul, undesirable guy. while information reaches Junior bar proprietor with Mob connections has published a $100,000 bounty on Iris's head simply because she is familiar with an excessive amount of approximately him, Junior realizes he might regain his fortune--but at what price?
Narrated in Junior's unvarnished voice, Junior's Leg takes the reader on a unique trip in the course of the brain of a afflicted guy. it really is at turns unsettling, ribald, horny, and poignant--a daring stroke of storytelling that eventually plumbs the probabilities of affection and redemption, even for as not likely a candidate as Junior.
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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.
32 By morning, West and Timony had contacted four different bail bond agencies and put up bail for the principals and the cast—fifty-nine people in all. The Pleasure Man had a Broadway “run” of one-and-a-half performances, hardly time to earn the avalanche of vitriolic reviews it received. ”34 The homophobia of reviewers was so great that few of them would even mention the “surgical mutilation” of the 38 seducer. ” I hate to admit this but I must acknowledge my shame—I enjoyed Pleasure Man. [The play] is full of a curious native wit and some rather keen observation” When the trial of The Pleasure Man was postponed, West took Diamond Lil on tour.
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.