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  • josh shared from Familiar: A Novel by J. Robert Lennon
    The older you get, the more life seems like a tightening spiral of nostalgia and narcissism, and the actual palpable world recedes into insignificance, replaced by a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy.
    Note: Quote of the day from @jrobertlennon
  • josh shared from Middle Men: Stories by Jim Gavin
    a nonfatal stab wound seemed like just the thing to get people off her back for a while.
  • josh shared from Middle Men: Stories by Jim Gavin
    Nothing always happens.
  • josh shared from Middle Men: Stories by Jim Gavin
    Moonlight fell softly on my spunk-laden boxers.
  • josh shared from Train Dreams: A Novella by Denis Johnson
    His desires must be completely out of nature; he was the kind of man who might couple with a beast, or—as he’d long ago heard it phrased—jigger himself a cow.
  • josh shared from Carry the One: A Novel by Carol Anshaw
    Alice, on account of her artistic promise, went to a free school in Old Town, one of those staples of the late seventies where the teachers went by their first names and field trips were to violent or naked performance-art presentations, and reading was not really stressed.
  • josh shared from Carry the One: A Novel by Carol Anshaw
    Heather sighed in a stagey way and stormed out. Storming was one of her main modes of transportation.
  • josh shared from Tinkers by Paul Harding
    Everything is made to perish; the wonder of anything at all is that it has not already done so. No, he thought. The wonder of anything is that it was made in the first place. What persists beyond this cataclysm of making and unmaking?
  • josh shared from Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan
    This is us, a people of savage sentimentality, weeping and lifting weights.
  • josh shared from The Great Frustration: Stories by Seth Fried
    Gold is arbitrary. What is significant is the way in which it is seized and toward what end it drives the toil of many.