Duplex by Kathryn Davis

By Kathryn Davis

Time, position, and brain all bend in awesome methods during this new novel from the acclaimed writer of the skinny position and Versailles

Mary and Eddie are intended for every other—but love is not any warrantly, now not in those suburbs. like every youngsters, they exist in an everlasting current; time is approaching, and the adults of the road reside of their different homes like numbers on a clock. in the meantime, ominous rumors flow, and the expanding agitation of the friends issues to a destiny within which all should be misplaced. quickly a sorcerer's automobile will velocity down Mary's road, and as previous and destiny fold into one another, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will shut eternally. past is maturity, an international of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, our bodies with no souls. In Duplex, Kathryn Davis, whom the Chicago Tribune has referred to as "one of the main artistic novelists at paintings today," has created a coming-of-age tale like no different. when you input the duplex—that magical hinge among previous and destiny, human and robotic, area and time—there's no telling the place chances are you'll pop out.

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I hadn’t completely put the murder out of my mind. But I needed to. “Watch that someone doesn’t knock seven kinds of lightning out of you,” she said. ” I laughed, and Colleen finally came into my arms, put her small hands on my ass. I wanted to try and go with it. “I’m going to bar the door,” she said, giving my cheeks a squeeze. ” She’d gotten to me already. How did she do that? Zero to rock hard in five seconds. “You’re a witch,” I said, pulling her robe down from her shoulders. I hoisted her into my arms so that her legs wrapped around my waist, and I pressed her back against the refrigerator door.

My investments dove in the first wave. You remember when Lehman went under? I doubled down, tried to recoup my losses, and lost even more. ” “Give me the files, Andy. I want to see your biggest losers. I want to know exactly who they are. ” Chapter 16 WHEN A DOOR says Private, you want to know what’s on the other side. When an envelope says Private, you immediately want to open it. I entered Private through the reception area, waved to Joanie behind the desk, and climbed the grand spiral staircase that wraps around the open core of the atrium.

I snapped the phone closed. I’d narrowed the list of my enemies to about a hundred, maybe a hundred and ten. Whoever my caller was, he reached me from pay phones. That’s right. Pay phones. They’re still in hotel lobbies and train stations and on just about every block in every city. Each year or so, I’d change my phone number, but I couldn’t keep my cell phone number a secret. My staff, my friends, my clients at Private, all had to be able to reach me. Especially the clients. I was always there for them.

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