By Julien Gracq
From the instant he arrives at a sublime beach lodge along with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the opposite visitors. Elusive, equivocal, attractive, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with a wierd fierceness that they locate intoxicating. quickly he even haunts their dreams.
One through one, each one visitor is fatally attracted to Allan. And, because the hazy August warmth fades and summer time involves an finish, they gravitate in the direction of self-destruction.
Rich, lushly poetic, a depressing Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived at the fringe of the abyss.
"Gracq's place in smooth French literature rests on his outstanding prose. He was once one of many nice stylists of his century, a author with a carnal relation to phrases, in a position to impressive and hallucinatory evocative power." - The Times
"Gracq is exclusive. His texts shine within the darkness of literature... each web page is a discovery and we're thankful for his or her attractiveness, their intelligence and their exoticism." - Libération
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Jordan turned the knob and removed his key from the lock. He had been out shopping all day, and he was dead tired. He needed a shower, rest, and then he would hit the streets and pick up his money. And he had plenty of that to pick up. Business had been good. The first time he heard the faint sounds of moving water, he had dismissed the thought as being ridiculous. Now that he heard it again, he knew that his ears were not deceiving him. There was definitely another person in his house. 36 TERI WOODS He reached inside his gym bag and pulled out his ninemillimeter Beretta.
He was supposed to relocate the cocaine, but he was moving so fast, he never took it to the stash house to have it broken down and vialed up. Not to mention, he was moving so fast, handling so much product, he forgot he had left that shit at his mom’s altogether. “Look, it doesn’t have to be this way,” Ratzinger told him. ” Rasun looked up. Detective Ratzinger nodded. “And the best part about it is that you won’t have to go to jail either. ” Rasun asked. “Well, the way things work around here is that I look out for you, and you look out for me.
I want the streets to be safe for him,” Ratzinger told him. “I want the streets to be safe for your mother, and your father, and your grandmother. ” Rasun shook his head. ” “I ain’t asking you to testify against anybody,” Ratzinger assured him. “All I need is a little bit of information. Your man Rik, he’s up right now. ” Rasun looked down. “C’mon, Ra,” Ratzinger smiled. “That is what they call you, isn’t it? Ra? We already know most of the shit, we just want to confirm the shit that we already know.
A Dark Stranger by Julien Gracq