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10. There is an internal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.
9. Amerigo Bonasera sat in New York Criminal Court Number 3 and waited for justice; vengeance on the men who had so cruelly hurt his daughter, who had tried to dishonor her.
8. It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.
7. They shoot the white girl first.
6. I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte.
5. Don’t look for dignity in public bathrooms.
4. The grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida.
3. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
2. Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler’s pushing a gun in my mouth and saying, the first step to eternal life is you have to die.
1. Justice?—You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law. —
Josephine Hart, Damage
Mario Puzo, The Godfather
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Toni Morrison, Paradise
Dashiell Hammet, Red Harvest
Victor LaValle, Big Machine
Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find
William Gibson, Neuromancer
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
William Gaddis, A Frolic of His Own
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