By Jerry Stahl
Lloyd has a specific set of abilities. He writes the main points for pharmaceuticals, marital aids, and incontinence items. The consumers current him with an inventory of attainable unwanted effects. His task is "to recite and minimize"—sometimes through simply asserting them particularly speedy and different instances via discovering the language that may render them applicable. the consequences are creative. The tools diabolical.
Lloyd has a behavior, too. He police officers smack in the course of espresso breaks at his new task writing reproduction for Christian Swingles, an internet courting carrier for the trustworthy. He unearths a precarious stability among hackwork and heroin till he encounters Nora, a mysterious and afflicted younger lady, a Sylvia Plath with tattoos and implants, who asks for his help.
Lloyd falls speedily in love, yet Nora bestows her affections at a price. earlier than Lloyd clears his head from the fog of romance, he unearths himself complicit in Nora's grand scheme to horrify the area and precise revenge on those that poison the population so that it will promote them the therapy.
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