By L. C. Tyler
Inventor of the Sorensen-Birtwistle Revised Scale of Girl-Rage, Chris has a gorgeous female friend (Virginia), likeable strength parents-in-law (Hugh and Daphne) and a vintage activities automobile with a leather-covered equipment stick.
Impending matrimony and the car's leaking roof appear to be the one clouds at the horizon. yet his it appears cozy international is became the wrong way up whilst Hugh dies abruptly and Daphne (after one Irish Cream too many) unearths a few stunning info. in the meantime ...In an resort, within the Danube Valley, within the 17th century, a undeniable cantankerous thinker turns out to have a few phrases of steerage for our modern day hero. We sign up for Virginia and Chris (and Rene) as they search to discover the reality approximately Hugh, themselves and the that means of lifestyles.
"A Very chronic Illusion" is a hilarious, highly creative and thought-provoking novel approximately love, insanity and truth. 'Compelling and shrewdpermanent, i actually couldn't positioned it down. A deceptively gentle learn. I laughed out loud' - Alison Joseph, writer of the "Sister Agnes Mysteries".
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A vaguely familiar voice says. ” I ask. ” “Fluvio,” I say, “how are you? ” “It’s okay,” he says. ” Fluvio says, his voice pushing through the cellular static. “He don’t come to work for three days. ” Fluvio asks. ” The restaurant grapevine is faster than Reuters. “Sammy’s a piece of shit,” Fluvio says. “Listen, come up by my new place. ” “I need a manager,” Fluvio says. ” I ask incredulously. “Don’t you worry,” Fluvio says. ” I hang up the phone. A smile creeps across my face. I know Fluvio will hire me.
As I round the corner I see Jeff standing on the back staircase having a cigarette. ” “Caesar asked me if you told me the fish was for him,” Jeff says. ” “Dude,” I reply, flabbergasted. “I was trying to help you. ” “I’m taking care of number one, man,” Jeff says, taking a drag off his smoke. ” FA S C I S T S A N D F R E S H WA T E R O S T R I C H 37 For the second time in two minutes I think about strangling someone with my bare hands. That walls-are-closing-in-aroundme sensation starts pressing in on me again.
Since that would be a disaster, I let the pain wash over me and try not to let anyone see the agony crawling up my limb toward my face. “Your entrées, ladies and gentlemen,” I announce. I gingerly place the dishes in front of the customers—ladies first, then the men. Of course the platter that’s reverse branding the words Made in China into my flesh belongs to the last person to be served. As I lift the plate off my arm I swear I hear something peel loose. My epidermis probably got fused to the polyester fabric of my uniform shirt.