Searching for George, Dan, and Fergus

Searching for George, Dan, and Fergus

George is in China now, buried there. Or maybe not. Maybe he was cremated, his ashes flung into Beijing smog—I’ll never know. But one thing is certain: this son of New England is not in America. Alice, the woman who married him in his 80s as he began his decline,...
The Chattering Classes

The Chattering Classes

The masses chatter wherever they mass, the classes chatter even during tests, while the Chattering Classes speak for themselves alone, testing others’ patience. The patients, depleted from chatter surfeit, are admitted to the institution and quickly plug their ears....
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