The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author Name: Cormac McCarthy
- Book Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Mystery, Literary Fiction ,Thriller, Mystery, Thriller, Novels, Contemporary, Historical, Literature
- ISBN # B09T9D8QY7
- Edition Language: English
- Date of Publication: 2022-10-23
- File Format: PDF / EPUB
- PDF / EPUB File Size: 5 MB
This then would be Chicago in the winter of the last year of her life. In a
week’s time she would return to Stella Maris and from there wander away
into the bleak Wisconsin woods. The Thalidomide Kid found her in a
roominghouse on Clark Street. Near North Side. He knocked at the door.
Unusual for him. Of course she knew who it was. She’d been expecting him.
And anyway it wasnt really a knock. Just a sort of slapping sound.
He paced up and back at the foot of her bed. He stopped to speak and
thought better of it and paced again, kneading his hands before him like the
villain in a silent film. Except of course they werent really hands. Just
flippers. Sort of like a seal has. In the left of which he now cradled his chin
as he paused and stood to study her. Back by popular demand, he said. In
It took you long enough to get here.
Yeah. The lights were against us all the way.
How did you know which room it was?
Easy. Room 4-C. I foresaw it. What are you using for money?
I’ve still got money.
The Kid looked around. I like what you’ve done with the place. Maybe
we can tour the garden after tea. What are your plans?
I think you know what my plans are.
Yeah. Things dont look too promising, do they?
You leaving a note?
I’m writing my brother a letter.
A wintry summary I’ll wager.
The Kid was at the window looking out at the raw cold. The snowy park
and the frozen lake beyond. Well, he said. Life. What can you say? It’s not
for everybody. Jesus, the winters are confining.
Is that it?
Is what it.
Is that all you have to say?
He was pacing again. Then he stopped. What if we packed up and just
It wouldnt make any difference.
What if we stayed?
What, another eight years of you and your pennydreadful friends?
No thank you.
He paced. Slowly rubbing his small scarred head. He looked like he’d
been brought into the world with icetongs. He stopped at the window again.
You’ll miss us, he said. We’ve come a long way together.
Sure, she said. It’s been just wonderful. Look. This is all beside the point.
Nobody’s going to miss anybody.
We didnt even have to come, you know.
I dont know what you had to do. I’m not conversant with your duties. I
never was. And now I dont care.
Yeah. You always did think the worst.
And was seldom disappointed.
Not every ectromelic hallucination who shows up in your boudoir on
your birthday is out to get you. We tried to spread a little sunshine in a
troubled world. What’s wrong with that?
It’s not my birthday. And I think we know what it is you’ve been
spreading. Anyway, you’re not going to get in my good graces so just forget
You dont have any good graces. You’re fresh out.
All the better.
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