Coronado: Stories (P.S.)

By Dennis Lehane

Along with thoroughly unique fabric, this new assortment is a compilation of the easiest of Dennis Lehane's formerly released brief fiction, together with "Until Gwen," which was once tailored for the level in 2005 and looks during this e-book because the play Coronado. via turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comedian, those robust stories trip headlong into the center of our nationwide myths—and show that the reality anticipating us there isn't what we'd anticipate.

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BOBBY’S FATHER I’m talking Czech? BOBBY humans do have a manner of disappearing on your corporation, Daddy. You drove her domestic. BOBBY’S FATHER I drove her domestic. convinced. BOBBY Where’d she stay? BOBBY’S FATHER domestic. [Beat. ] So what was once it like? BOBBY You’ve by no means been? BOBBY’S FATHER Been in county a pair instances, however the vast residence? No, no, boy, no longer in your previous guy. So inform me, come on. BOBBY It was once like criminal, Dad. The demanding cons say you simply do days in legal. The day— BOBBY’S FATHER That correct? BOBBY —you pass in and the day you get out. I did the day they transferred me from the medical institution ward and the day you picked me up in a stolen automobile with a hooker within the backseat. BOBBY’S FATHER And a bottle of Beam, don’t put out of your mind. BOBBY And a bottle of Beam, thanks. BOBBY’S FATHER and a few coke. That too. BOBBY That too. BOBBY’S FATHER So how’s the reminiscence? [BOBBY laughs. ] BOBBY’S FATHER What? BOBBY “How’s the reminiscence. ” I took bullets to the pinnacle, previous guy. BOBBY’S FATHER i assumed one glanced off. BOBBY bullets hit your fucking head, you don’t get hung up on specifics. BOBBY’S FATHER That the way it works? Scene four GINA and may stare at one another. Gina’s husband, HAL, methods with a glass of beer in a single hand, 3 photographs within the different, and 3 beer glasses dangling from his hands. GINA [Eyes nonetheless on WILL. ] hello, honey. HAL Little support? [WILL is helping him position the pitcher and glasses at the desk. ] WILL There you cross, boss. HAL robust white of you, i have to say. repeatedly as I’ve been in right here, you’d imagine I’d have a few suck with the bartenders. Nope. I wait like every person else. GINA misplaced in a sea of the nice unwashed. bad child. [HAL sits beside her, starts off pouring beers. ] HAL It’s a tribulation. fortunate I’m one of these sweetheart. so that you took care of that Coronado factor? WILL Wrapped it up this morning. got here again once humanly attainable. HAL Now there’s a feeling of undefined. I’ll drink to that. [HAL and GINA and should throw again their pictures. ] HAL I continually advised you, honey. Didn’t I constantly say? GINA you usually acknowledged. HAL In-dustrious. You ok? GINA nice. HAL certain? GINA quite. Yeah. simply drained. HAL Oh, I heard an excellent one this present day. [GINA lighting a cigarette. ] HAL should you? GINA Do you? HAL reasonable adequate. You smoke your melanoma stick, I’ll inform my shaggy dog story. It’s simply i like her a lot, you recognize, boy? WILL So the shaggy dog story? HAL Oh, correct. I heard this from Frank. you recognize Frank, correct? WILL Frank in delivery? HAL No. That’s Frank Stebson. I’m conversing approximately Frank in money owed Receivable. WILL No. I don’t be aware of him. HAL Frank. Frank. you recognize the fellow. Frank Corso. colossal whale. Works in debts Receivable. WILL No. HAL definite you do. continuously doing Saturday evening stay workouts on Monday morning? Wears ties that play song? Frank. humorous as shit. He— GINA Doesn’t look he is familiar with the guy. HAL You don’t? WILL ’Fraid now not. HAL Frank. From…Well, besides, there’s this man who— WILL is that this Frank? HAL What? No. this can be the shaggy dog story. WILL My apologies. HAL ok. good, there’s this previous boy and he’s obtained a son, kid’s, you recognize, twenty-two or so, consistently loafing round the apartment. at some point, the fellow says to his son, “You have to wake up on out this apartment and end up a spouse cuz we approximately performed feeding your ass.

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