By Muriel Spark
Spanning her whole occupation thus far, All the tales of Muriel Spark comprises 4 brand-new stories. Now in hand is each one in every of her 41 significant tales. “To learn Spark,” because the Georgia Review placed it, “is to come across pride after delight.”
Ranging from South Africa to the West finish, her surprising tales characteristic striking judges, fortune-tellers, shy women, psychiatrists, gown designers, pensive ghosts, never-departing site visitors, and imaginary chauffers.
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Since the girl had moved out, the room contained only a secondhand Mission table, a rack of glass-fronted bookshelves and Rebecca’s new laptop. While she luxuriated in having an ofﬁce at home, the silence of the hot-pink walls was oppressive. She missed Juanita’s constant chatter, the slapping of her feet running up and down the stairs. As Rebecca pushed back to leave, Hayes’s reply ﬂashed on the screen: If she wanted background on Gentlemen Only, he’d get right on it. His phone call came less than an hour later.
He slipped his hand to the small of her back, propelled her to a vacant spot out of trafﬁc. He leaned his shoulder against the wall. Watched her while he talked. “The manager, LeClerc, identiﬁed the dead girl as Shauna Aziz. Good girl from a good Egyptian family. Niece to the club’s owner, maybe. S. about eighteen months ago. Working at the club until she’s discovered or some such nonsense. Lived in a room on the second ﬂoor with seven other girls. Her shift didn’t begin until three, so the manager hadn’t missed her.
Paulie was hurting. He pleaded with her to understand. She did. She understood the knight-in-shining-armor impulse only too well. It was right up there with tilting at windmills on the list of top ten most useless endeavors. She wanted to scream. Instead, she reasoned with him. Just because the police released him didn’t mean they’d eliminated him as a suspect. If Paulie returned to the club, and they found out about it, they would be convinced he was mixed up in the girl’s death. Paulie squared narrow shoulders.
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