Tuesday, December 11, 2018

the last book I ever read (Domenico Starnone's Trick, excerpt seven)

from Trick by Domenico Starnone (Translated from the Italian by Jhumpa Lahiri):

The child studied me attentively.

--Are you sick?

--A little, I’m old. The cold and the rain can make me sick.

--And die?


--When will you die?


--My dad says when mean people die you don’t have to be sorry.

--I’m not mean, I’m distracted.

--Even though you’re distracted I’ll cry when you die.

--No, your dad said you don’t need to feel sorry.

--I’ll still cry.

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