Wednesday, November 13, 2013

the last book I ever read (Meyer: A Novel by Stephen Dixon, excerpt two)

from Meyer: A Novel by Stephen Dixon:

His sister called. “I’ve very bad news. There’s no way I can break it to you without it being disturbing, so I’ll just come right out with it. Mom died of a stroke this afternoon. If this is any consolation, the doctor said she never felt anything and was probably dead before she hit the floor.” Later in the call, he said “I’ll get on a train right away.” She said “No need to rush. Mom gave me written instructions a while back, saying she just wanted to be cremated, no funeral or memorial or any fuss, so we don’t have to deal with it for another couple of days. Meanwhile, I’ll take care of everything from here.”

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