By William McIlvanney
Eddie Cameron is a salesperson for Rocklight Ltd., an electric apparatus company in Glasgow, the place he has been fiddling the firm's bills. Eddie's existence is in tatters - his spouse hates him, and his violent mood has left his mistress teetering at the fringe of sanity.
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Then she said good-bye and I looked everywhere for Fred, or Ack- Amber ermann, or somebody, anybody. . I wanted to break somebody’s neck because it was all boiling over inside. We played Belgium, Germany, Canada, and Switzerland—but don’t ask me in what order. I won’t be able to give it to you. Touring wears me out. I play my music, I sing, I try to stay clean (as much as I can), and I sleep in the Pullman. The day you see me take a plane without them and then shake their hands just before we go onstage, you let me know because when that day comes, it means I don’t give a shit about anything here anymore and it’s time for me to move on.
41 42 Anna Gavalda She shakes her California highlights to show her immense nostalgia. ” “What . . ” “No, no, never mind. ” “You’re messed up, you know,” she finishes, going off to romanticize her little au pair stint for the benefit of other, less candid souls. Hey, look who’s there . . it’s Buffalo Bill. A skinny kid with a prominent Adam’s apple and a little, meticulously maintained goatee—everything I go for— comes up to my breasts and tries to brush up against them. ” My breasts:“. ” The guy:“Yes, of course!
I have a face. The Opel Touch He scratches his goatee in sign of defeat (scritch scritch scritch) and seems plunged in deep thought. ” Wooowww, Buffalo! Vous parlez cowboy! ” Scritch scritch . . Fuck these contacts. Plus, you’re crude, girl. I’m in front of the Milton, I’m cold, I’m crying like a baby, I wish I were anywhere but here, I wonder how the hell I’m going to get back home. I look at the stars, and there aren’t even any. So I cry even harder. In cases like this, when the situation is this desperate, the smartest thing I can do .
A Gift from Nessus by William McIlvanney