By Kaewkan, Siriworn
Whilst a few males are cursed with immortality, they endeavour to damage the curse and, if profitable, become sea animals.
A novel of magical realism and verbal magic set at the fault line of Islam and Buddhism in Southern Thailand
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I never said love was bad. I never knocked agape. That was not the point, the fucking point. Not getting caught is the point. Bolting your feet down to the ﬂoor is the point, the ﬂoor we call reality. As I started toward the street, I thought: I am passing judgment on one of the most successful men in the world. I will never be known as he is known; I will never inﬂuence opinion. I did not put away my pectoral cross for the duration of the Vietnam War as Tim did. Who the fuck am I? FOUR Not long thereafter, Jeff and I received an invitation to visit the Bishop of California and his mistress at their hideout in the Tenderloin.
If someone is after you for heresy, do you bang the next broad you meet for lunch? And then go shopping for an apartment? ” I walked over to my husband. “Where do you go after being a bishop? Is Tim tired of that already? He got tired of everything else he ever did. He even got tired of being an alcoholic; he’s the only hopeless drunk who sobered himself up out of boredom, out of a short attention span. People generally will their own misfortune. I see us doing that now. ’ ” Laughing, Jeff said, “You know what—who—you remind me of?
King said that last morning of his life. They’re all dead but Tim anyhow; Dr. ” I knew it that evening as I sat with my husband in our little living room. “He stops bathing; he stops taking out the garbage; he writes letters; what more do you need to know? He’s probably writing a letter to the pope right now. Martians probably walked through the wall of his room and told him about his mother and your father. Christ. ” I reached around under the couch for my beer can of grass. “Don’t get loaded.
A Scattered World by Kaewkan, Siriworn