Monday, February 27, 2023

the last book I ever read (Percival Everett's Dr. No: A Novel, excerpt nine)

from Dr. No:A Novel by Percival Everett:

Eigen followed me back down to the first floor and into the kitchen. An old Black man was arranging hors d’oeuvres on a platter. He looked at us with surprise, but without panic. He continued to work with the food while he talked. “Are you the ones they had tied up in the basement?”

“Yes,” I said.

“I see you got loose.”

“We did.”

“You ain’t got to worry. They never come into the kitchen. Heaven forbid one of them should come into the kitchen.”

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