By Sky Gilbert
The 12 months is 2050 and opposite to renowned trust, Judy Garland didn't die in 1969, yet relatively, after numerous liver transplants, she has lived to the grand previous age of 138. Re-embracing her actual identify, Frances Gumm, she turns into a feminist student engaged on her PhD and writing her thesis on a little-known homosexual Canadian playwright sprint King, whose profession resulted in medicines and promiscuous intercourse. Frances is passionate about King's antiquated proposal of homosexual politics, and his tragic tale triggers her personal meditations on what it ability to be an addict. this is often the serious conversation among Frances and her PhD consultant in a dystopian destiny that holds various surprises. integrated in those electronic missives are musings on every little thing from the advantages of post-structuralism, the way forward for queer conception, and a passionate monologue in regards to the earlier and the long run by means of one of many most well known divas of our time.
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The Pelopon nesus. The islands. ” She said she was thrilled. “It will be a lovely trip,” she said. ” He looked inquiringly at her. 35 “T hat’s a luxury ship. Mrs. and M r. ” “Of course,” he recalled, “I read about that in M atch. But the Julia will be too expensive for us, and in twenty years they’ll have scrapped it. W e’ll go on a freighter. ” He often thought about Greece, he went on, looking out at the fog, which was beginning to settle in again, drifting down toward the ground like thin white smoke.
38 “Well,” M r. Weeman said again. ” “You have given a home to a Greek girl,” Archilochos continued. “Well,” M r. Weeman said. ” “O h,” Mr. Weeman said, taking out his wallet. Archilochos made a gesture of refusal. “No, mon sieur, no, madame,” he said. “I know I do not look very trustworthy, and perhaps not even Greek, but my salary at the Petit-Paysan Engineering W orks will suffice for me to set up a modest household with her. ” “Well,” M r. Weeman said, pocketing his wallet. “Good-by,” Archilochos said.
They passed wrought-iron fences, big gar dens with noble old trees which screened the houses from the public view. Poplars, elms, beeches, and black fir trees towered into the silvery evening sky, 3& their tops vanishing in the thickening billows of fog. Chloe stopped in front of an iron gate decorated with putti and dolphins, exotic foliage and arabesques, flanked by two huge stone pillars and surmounted by a red lamp. ” she asked, pointing to an oldfashioned bellpull. ” Then she kissed the Assistant Bookkeeper.