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By T. C. Boyle

Topanga Canyon is domestic to 2 on a collision path. la liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling lifestyles in a newly gated hilltop neighborhood: he a delicate nature author, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Candido and the USA Rincon desperately grasp to their imaginative and prescient of the yankee Dream as they try off hunger in a makeshift camp deep within the ravine. And from the instant a freak twist of fate brings Candido and Delaney into intimate touch, those 4 and their opposing worlds progressively intersect in what turns into a tragicomedy of mistakes and false impression.

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Paul asked if she'd. tried heroin and she said no, but liked painkillers, then nuzzled his shoulder with her head. When he said he had a headache and drugs in his room and asked if she wanted 33 Tao Lin to go there, she seemed instantly distracted (as a reflexive tactic, Paul felt, to not appear too eager) and expressed indecision a few minutes, then said she also had a headache, then directly stated, more than once-in an openly and uncaringly, Paul felt with amusement, confirmation-seeking manner indicating her previous indecision was at least partly feigned-that she wanted to go to Paul's room to ingest his drugs.

While in storage he could interact with others, look at the internet, go on a book tour, but if he damaged himself he would be moved to a garbage pile, on a different planet. He woke a few times, then remained awake, obstructed from sleep by his own grumpiness and discomfort, the main reasons he wanted to sleep. Paul reached an arm outside his blanket and pulled his MacBook "darkly," he felt, toward himself. , almost three hours since leaving Angelica Kitchen. m. " She responded, a few minutes later, seeming cheerful.

Trying to choose two beers," he thought, at some point, choosing two at random, then finding Laura and exit45 Tao Lin ing a window onto a fourth-story roof, where they passed a shadowy area, emanating the language-y noises and phantom heat of four to six people, to a higher area, where they were alone. Laura, who seemed distracted and pensive, sat looking into the distance, toward what seemed to be the same kind of four-story building, with almost no variation, darkening at a certain point, then becoming individually unapparent as it blurred into a texture.

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