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By Jason Schwartz

Publish yr note: First released August 1st 2013
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John the Posthumous exists in among fiction and poetry, elegy and heritage: a type of novella in items, it truly is an anatomy of marriage and adultery, an interlocking set of fictional histories, and the staccato telling of a homicide, maybe murders.

This is a literary album of a pre-Internet global, taken with actual components — all of that are instruments for both violence or sustenance. Knives, previous iron gates, old homes in flames; Biblical citations, blood and a background of the yank mattress: the unsettling, half-perceived pictures, and their distinctive yet alien manipulation by means of a grasp of the language will stick with readers. Its subject matters are frequent — violence, betrayal, failure — its depiction of those completely unique and hauntingly attractive.

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He kept his t o o t h b r u s h in her b a t h r o o m , a n d his clothes in her cupboard. T h e r e wasn't a special m o m e n t w h e n this h a p p e n e d . First there was the long C h r i s t m a s holiday w h e n A l e x a n d e r was at home alone. So Macon began to stay w i t h h i m in the d a y t i m e after he spent the n i g h t there. A n d w h y not b r i n g his typewriter and work at the kitchen table? A n d then w h y not stay for supper, and after that for bed? But p e r h a p s he really m o v e d in on the day w h e n he brought E d w a r d to stay.

H i s h e a r t was j u m p i n g . " T h e d o o r o p e n e d a n d h e saw M u r i e l i n the d a r k . " M a c o n , w h a t are you d o i n g h e r e ? " He gave her the letter. She took it a n d opened it. She used both h a n d s . ) She read it a n d looked at h i m . He saw that he needed to explain. "Last year," he said, "I l o s t . . I lost my . . " She w e n t on looking into his face. "I lost my son," Macon said. " H e was . . he was in a restaurant a n d s o m e b o d y . . shot h i m .

W a s there a n y t h i n g w r o n g ? " asked the waitress. " E v e r y t h i n g was fine," M a c o n said. New York Macon's leg was better now. Rose asked h i m w h a t he planned to do w i t h E d w a r d d u r i n g his trip t o N e w York. " I ' m leaving h i m w i t h you," M a c o n said, surprised. " W i t h m e ? " " W h a t can h a p p e n in such a short time? I'll be h o m e tomorrow night. " "I d o n ' t like this at all," Rose said. But she agreed to drive Macon to the station.

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