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Download e-book for iPad: Boy Heaven by Laura Kasischke

By Laura Kasischke

ISBN-10: 054446494X

ISBN-13: 9780544464940

They have been seventeen with excellent tans and ideal our bodies. They deliberate on a joyride in a convertible on a scorching summer season day. They deliberate on skinny-dipping in a gorgeous, secluded lake. They deliberate on making it again to camp ahead of an individual spotted they have been long gone. What they didn't plan on was once being by means of men in a beat-up station wagon Their day quickly takes a drastic turn—all simply because Kristy Sweetland smiled on the unsuitable time, within the flawed position, on the unsuitable boys. Now the women believe prying eyes on all of them the time—during pep perform, at the direction during the woods, open air the window in their cabin. the men are stalking them, leaving threatening notes on their beds, and observing their each move. Boy Heaven is a provocative, page-turning secret, and a must-read for an individual who loves an city legend.

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We bury our shit like surgeons in the cold sand of the dunes. * Then our eyes catch the tremor that could be some stray obake shifting in the tattered grass. We stay and make a temple for him of pink anemones. We drink the leftover wine. And we stand, still at odds with the world, like distinguished topiaries. {28 the oranges in uganda Walking together, Death and I are shopping for emicungwa at night, in the market. Each careful pyramid of fruit is stacked on cardboard, illuminated by candles. Death’s feet are bare and covered with dirt from the road.

They lack a neck,’’ says Aristotle, ‘‘their tail is continuous with their body, except in rays (raies) where it is long and slender; they do not have hands, or feet . ’’ 37} II The divers test the air as if still underwater. All day hunting clams and scallops, snails and octopus. I’ve made pink lemonade with a bag of ice from the gas station down the road. In the kitchen, one diver begins to tell a story of his youth: sea turtles surging to shore by the hundreds, gouging sand with muscled flippers to lay their eggs.

Under the webbing of IVs, a surgeon hands me a silver comb and I start brushing the patient’s hair like I did my mother’s when I was a girl. The nurse lifts the sheet. It isn’t my mother. It’s the monkey. I bend my ear to its dying lips and it says: You haven’t much time— risk it all. 31} water clocks The singing of the blind school children and the Mediterranean’s flat expanse are metaphors for every kind of solitude made forgivable by time. The hillside museum with rows of empty earthen vessels is full of it.

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