By Louis Begley
Fleeing the cave in of his first marriage, Max turns into a summer-house visitor on Lake Como and meets males who will form his life--Charlie, a recognized architect and Toby, his startlingly attractive male spouse.
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He kept scratching. Unlike his brother, he was big, and pink…no, red, a red that flamed and faded, faded away one moment to his brother’s white, then flamed, redder than ever. The introductions went around. “Ah, ah, ah,” he said. ” Then, he looked around, saw Modard in the corner. “Hiding again, huh? ” Suddenly Jean-Paul turned and ran back into the bedroom, slamming the door. Modard let out a little cough from his corner and we poured some more wine. It was all really excellent. Life was good.
It was Pinchot. ” “Modard NEVER TALKS. There has been NOBODY, NOBODY WHO HAS EVER CAUSED HIM TO TALK LIKE YOU DID! HE TALKED FOR HOURS! ” “YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND! HE NEVER TALKS! ” “All right. ” “He’s strange, isn’t he? ” I hung it up. Sarah was still asleep. I turned on my right side, toward the window, because sometimes I snored and I wanted to direct the sound away from her. I had just fallen into that gentle dark, that last rest given to us before death, when Sarah’s favorite cat, Beauty, stepped off her own special pillow by Sarah’s head and walked across my face.
They never responded. A. papers. They were stoic and durable because compared to where they had come from, things were now easy. Well, no matter. ” 62 Although, who knows? I had noticed that each time I had moved in Los Angeles over the years, each move had always been to the North and to the West. Finally, after a few weeks of house hunting, we found the one. 81. There was a huge hedge in front on the street and the yard was also in front so the house sat way back on the lot. It looked like a damned good place to hide.
As Max Saw It by Louis Begley