We Live in Water
StorieseBook - 2013
From Library Staff
Reading his short stories--a diverse lot, but with a strong dose of the down and almost out--it's easy to envision that you're meeting the people who stream by Walter's house. The tweakers, the cons, the people always two dollars short--they're all there, and in this book they're all here... Read More »
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"If I give you a twenty, honestly, what are you gonna get?
The new Harry Potter book.
You are one funny fucker.
Thanks. You too."
"Bit slides the book forward. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. What's a hallow, anyway? he asks. The clerk takes the book and runs it through the scanner. I guess it's British for hollow. I don't read those books. I read the first one. It was pretty good.
Bit looks around Auntie's Bookstore: big and open, a few soft chairs between the rows of books. So what do you read?
Palahniuk. That'll be twenty-eight fifty-six.
Bit whistles. Counts out the money and sets it on the counter. Shit, he thinks, seventy cents short."
"I've figured out how to fix the American education system. End it at sixth grade. Lock them up in empty factories, give them all the Red Bull, condoms, and nachos they want, pipe in club music, and check back when they're twenty-five. Anyone still alive, we send to grad school."
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