Download PDF by Clemens Meyer: All the Lights

By Clemens Meyer

ISBN-10: 1908276010

ISBN-13: 9781908276018

A guy bets all he has on a horserace to pay for a dear operation for his puppy. a tender refugee desires to field her means immediately off the boat to the head of the game. outdated buddies speak all evening after assembly up unintentionally. She imagines their destiny together... tales approximately those who have misplaced out in existence and in love, and approximately their hopes for one rather significant win, the opportunity to make whatever in their lives. In silent residences, desolate warehouses, prisons and down by means of the river, Meyer moves the tone of our harsh instances, and unearths the grace notes, the intense lighting shining at midnight.

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But she'd said she'd come in her own car. Then Gloria remembered that the Ainsleys didn't own a car. Glori~ glanced at Dottie, who was squinting in the early-morning sun. Such a poor liar. This was certainly her transportation, ready and waiting, yet she couldn't take it because she'd already told Gloria about the car. And she needn't have lied either. Lots of wives used sedans to go to the Commissary. While Dottie hesitated on the hotel steps, Gloria swiftly reconstructed the events of the night before.

Ran up the steps two at a time, down the length of the wait• 60. ing train to the last car, which had a broad white line painted along its side. " he shouted at the train boy, who nodded. As he stepped into the train, the doors slammed shut. A dozen soldiers were in the car and a couple of civilians. In one corner three Nisei soldiers were pointing out the sights to each other, and in another two very young buck privates were lost in dozens of comic books. He shoved his· hag into an overhead rack and sat down beside ~n older soldier who was looking out the window.

Affection and loathing. He had both loved and despised the Army. Now that Japan had vowed never to fight again this was one responsibility that was no longer his. But one less among so many didn't make much difference. There was his wife, his child, and the uncle who now lived with them. There was his job, so precious • 46. and so coveted by others that he had to fight daily for it. And there was his poverty-so extreme it seemed almost like a joke. He had never been poor before the war and now, after it, could scarcely remember being anything else.

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