By Scott Spencer
Fielding Pierce, the narrator of this novel, "has lived his lifestyles in response to a strict grasp plan that are meant to warrantly him a shot at Congress earlier than he turns forty. whilst a freespirited younger lady falls in love with him, he isastounded at his unforeseen success. yet then she is murdered whereas trying to reduction Chilean rebels, and Pierce throws himself again into politics with manic selection.
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We were living on 51st and Blackstone. I was going to law school at the University of Chicago and Sarah was working on the northwest side in a place called Resurrection House. We had few friends and virtually no money, so most of the time we had to spend together we spent alone, in the apartment. I was still strange to the streets I walked that night. The lights in the windows seemed sharp and unfriendly and the families living on the ground floors, whose domesticity I could spy in brightly lit wedges, seemed remote, unknowable.
But his connections had now run out on him, or maybe he’d crossed someone, perhaps screwed some construction firm who’d been counting on a new ramp to the Skyway and the zillion tons of cement it would entail, or maybe he’d gotten drunk and told someone what he really thought of them. It doesn’t pay to wonder. But something must have gone wrong, because one afternoon there was a picture on the front page of the Chicago Sun-Times and the next morning the same photo ran in the Trib and this picture showed a blond, good-looking young guy with enough panic and self-interest in his eyes to show up through the linotype.
But the last thing they wanted to do was kill an American citizen. Francisco and Gisela were world famous, but it was Sarah’s death that became the focus of the stories about the bombing, Sarah’s death that made people in America care. And soon Francisco’s friends the world over would be making the most of it. They were going to take her away from me and make her stand for something. Sarah’s father was in Minneapolis to accompany the casket on the flight down to New Orleans, where she was going to be buried in the family tomb—burials are above-ground in New Orleans because the loam is too soft to hold the dead securely in their pine and mahogany cocoons.
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