By Paul Neilan
The one factor Shane cares approximately is leaving. often on a Greyhound bus, correct sooner than his existence falls aside back. similar to he deliberate. yet this time it's advanced: there's a sadistic company climber who thinks she's his female friend, a rent-subsidized affair together with his landlord's spouse, and the bizarrely attractive deaf assistant to Shane's cosmically volatile dentist.
When one of many ladies is murdered, and Shane is the one suspect who doesn't care adequate to behave like he didn't do it, the query turns into simply how he'll transparent the nice identify he by no means had and doesn't quite wish: his personal.
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And she said she called him again and he didn’t answer again. And she said she went to get him herself and found him slouched over the edge of the bathtub with his head entirely under water and nothing in the world to hold him there, Daddy said, except his own desperation. That was in November just before Thanksgiving and on the day we buried Sheriff Browner it was threatening to sleet and the sky was close and dark. The pastor talked very generally about death and the everlasting, and Deputy Burton said a few words in praise of what he called the sheriff’s professional integrity.
Pettigrew took what was left and discovered that he was already nearly rich. That was when Mr. Pettigrew became a contractor, Daddy said, the minute he walked out of the train station for the last time with that railroad voucher in his pocket. He set up an office in the garage of the house he was renting and advertised himself as a builder with one depot to his credit already, and then it was a depot and a bank, and then it was a depot and a bank and two private residences, and then he left off advertising entirely.
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