By Robert Goolrick
He put a observe in a Chicago paper, an commercial for "a trustworthy wife." She answered, announcing that she was once "a easy, sincere woman." She used to be, after all, whatever yet sincere, and the single easy factor approximately her was once her single-minded selection to marry this guy after which kill him, slowly and thoroughly, leaving her a filthy rich widow, in a position to look after the only she actually loved.
What Catherine Land didn't become aware of used to be that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his personal. And what neither expected used to be that they might fall so thoroughly in love.
Filled with unforgettable characters, and shimmering with colour and surroundings, A trustworthy Wife is a charming story of affection and insanity, of longing and murder.
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I think though that most of the terms are obvious, even to an outsider. but I’m glad enough that you are probably going to do the novel, so I’ll compromise if nec. I do think the dictionary has a cheapening and commercial effect, however. Think it over a while. [***] Lafayette Young had sent Bukowski a small gift of money. Niki is his daughter. Carson McCullers (b. 1917) was not the daughter of Kay Boyle (b. 1903), whose story, “Rest Cure,” was first published in The First Lover and Other Stories (New York, 1933).
I’m glad one of the Melzers finally stirred into action. [***] sorry all this bitching and money talk shit, Carl. but it is part of the stew. but I felt all along that whether I got the advance from Meltzer or not would be the thing that made me or broke me. it’s just one of those things, Carl. once I get rolling here, learn how to better operate the ship, I feel I might go on, in spite of all. now that Meltzer is coming through the scene changes to one of hope. I mean hope of survival. there should be a way to get hold of my health, and the writing is coming along like a stampede—no dizzy spells there—wrote 35 new poems in the last 2 weeks.
So now that I’ve cheered up your day I’ll let you go. [***] DeLoach was editor of Intrepid (Buffalo). See vol. 1, p 296. [To Allen DeLoach] Late November, 1967 [***] I’ve been writing so long and failing so long that there is hardly anything anybody can do to my balls now. , Atlanta, Philly, New Orleans, Miami, St. ” I am 47, and I might make it. with me, it is this strange thing filling up inside of me, day by day, year by year, I can feel it happening through all the women and drunks and fails and sleepless nights and suicide days, I feel this FILLING THING working down inside of me.
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick