Thursday, November 30, 2017

the last book I ever read (Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach, excerpt seven)

from Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan:

“It happens you’re right,” Styles said. “I’d like to clean up those games you mention. And I’d like to know what other leaks I’ve got. They’ve a tendency to vanish when my boys show up.”

“You need an ombudsman,” Eddie said. It was a word he’d discovered years ago, in a newspaper. He’d been waiting ever since for a chance to use it.

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