(For Celestine, in apology)
I would have recognised Celestine anywhere; despite the passages of time, the broken hearts and the blood on her hands, she still seemed the same the young woman who had walked into our lives and betrayed us all.
In the Red Light District
Snake Doggett the cook lived in an unpainted house between a hemp shop and a whorehouse with his roommate Bert, on the edge of the red light district.
Bill and Sissy
There were of course things that Sissy had said and did in her short life that she regretted. In the end, didn’t it make her stronger, she often thought to herself.
Death in the Castle
There he was, just as I expected him to be, sat in the castle grounds reading The Times, a respectable looking man enjoying the last few moments of his respectable life.
North and Central by Bob Hartley
Pub: Tortoise Books Chicago, IL
'Gritty daily schedule of a Chicago bar loaded with real characters and thick with a smoke haze. Andy the barkeep is wise, cynical and pretty sure he's going the way of the dinosaurs. The 70's brought back with aplomb. Pour me another Old Style'.
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
Published by Fleet 2017
Winner of the Pulizer Prize for Fiction 2017
Cora’s journey will stay with you for a very long time, the stains of the past can never be washed away. Read this brilliant work and weep ...