By Kevin Canty
In taut, beautiful prose, Kevin Canty explores the most important subject matters of life--work, love, loss of life, destruction, rebirth--in the center of the typical.
On the 5th of July, RL and June move right down to the river with a bottle of Johnnie Walker pink to commemorate Taylor's 50th and final birthday. Taylor used to be RL's boyhood buddy and June's husband, yet after 11 years, June, a childless hospice employee, eventually broadcasts she's "nobody's widow anymore." nervous for a brand new starting, June considers promoting her loved condo. RL, a divorced empty-nester, faces an immense switch, too, whilst he is of the same opinion to hotel his university female friend, Betsy, whereas she undergoes chemotherapy. stuck among Betsy's pain and June's wish, the cynical RL is introduced face-to-face along with his personal feel of futility, and the longing to event the type of love that "knocks you down."
Set in Montana, reflecting the wonderful thing about its panorama and the independence of its humans, Everything is a shimmering novel approximately unforeseen redemption through a author of deep empathy and prodigious talents.
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La única Marilyn que vi en el cine es Marilyn Brando. Gran actriz. Me mató con su actuación en La Madrina, que para mí es la mejor película de Francesca Ford Coppola. La situación comenzaba a inquietarme. El hasta ese momento insospechado (para mí) delirio de Diana había construido una cinematografía con los sexos invertidos. Aunque no del todo coherente, ya que a Gregory Peck y Jerry Lewis los había dejado intactos. –¿La... Madrina? –Sí. Basada en la novela de María Puzo. –Sí. Ya veo –dije, y luego de mirarla fijamente a los ojos esperando alguna clase de desmentido (una palabra, una sonrisa, o lo que fuese), añadí: –lo que no sé es si me estás tomando el pelo o si estás más loca que mi hermana.
Alfombra. Whisky con hielo. O yogur. Así empecé a desvariar, y a hacerme algunos ligeros toques masturbatorios con la mano desde el bolsillo. Nada serio, nada que hiciera trabajar mucho la próstata. Apenas un aviso, para que ésta supiera lo que le esperaba más tarde y se pusiera en guardia, preparándose para luego estar a la altura de los acontecimientos. Es bueno aclarar que la mano con que realicé estas maniobras secretas, amparado en la opacidad de mi escritorio, fue la izquierda. Para una masturbación plena y completa yo siempre había utilizado la derecha, pero con el pantalón puesto el bolsillo izquierdo estaba mucho más cerca de mi miembro y allí tuve que fijar obligadamente mi base 62 | Leo Maslíah de operaciones.
Qué pasa? –pregunté a Diana–. ¿Siempre atienden en casal, acá? –Parece que sí –dijo ella–. Yo nunca había venido acá, pero sé de varios bares donde es así. –Nunca vi. Pero por lo menos podía haberte atendido el mozo a vos y la moza a mí –dije, bromeando. –Así es en los bares porno –contestó Diana. La mujer loba ataca de nuevo | 33 –¿Bares porno? ¿Y vos qué sabés de eso? –Sólo de oídas –se apresuró a decir ella–. No te sulfures. –¿Se puede saber qué te dio por andar ventilando nuestras intimidades con mi hermana?