Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky

By Marcy Dermansky

Bad Marie is the tale of Marie, tall, voluptuous, appealing, thirty years outdated, and clean from six years in legal for being an adjunct to homicide and armed theft. the one task Marie can get at the outdoor is as a nanny for her formative years good friend Ellen Kendall, an upwardly cellular new york government whose mom hired Marie's mom as a housekeeper. After Marie strikes in with Ellen, Ellen's angelic child Caitlin, and Ellen's husband, a truly appealing French novelist named Benoit Doniel, issues get advanced, and nearly ahead of she is aware what she's doing, Marie has absconded to Paris with either Caitlin and Benoit Doniel. at the run and out of her intensity, Marie will go back and forth to far-off beaches and event the highs and lows of international tradition, lawless residing, and motherhood as she figures out tips to be an grownup; how deeply she will love; and what it actually capacity to be "bad".

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But sometimes— Roger glances again across Jessica’s dark wool bosom at the knitted head, the naked nose and eyes—he thinks the doctor wants more than his good will, his collaboration. But wants him. As one wants a fine specimen of dog. . Why’s he here, then, assisting at yet another dognapping? What stranger does he shelter in him so mad— “Will you be going back down tonight, doctor? ” “I shan’t, I’ll be staying in. But you might take the car back. I must talk with Dr. ” They are approaching now a lengthy brick improvisation, a Victorian paraphrase of what once, long ago, resulted in Gothic cathedrals—but which, in its own time, arose not from any need to climb through the fashioning of suitable confusions toward any apical God, but more in a derangement of aim, a doubt as to the God’s actual locus (or, in some, as to its very existence), out of a cruel network of sensuous moments that could not be transcended and so bent the intentions of the builders not on any zenith, but back to fright, to simple escape, in whatever direction, from what the industrial smoke, street excrement, windowless warrens, shrugging leather forests of drive belts, flowing and patient shadow states of the rats and flies, were saying about the chances for mercy that year.

Somewhere, through exhaustion, redirection, gusts of white noise out in the aether, this arrangement has begun now to dissolve. Relaxation, chairs squeaking, sighs and throatclearings . . Milton Gloaming fusses with his notebook, shuts it abruptly. Presently Jessica comes wandering over. No sign of Roger and she’s not sure he wants her to come looking for him, and Gloaming, though shy, isn’t as horrid as some of Roger’s other friends. . “Roger says that now you’ll count up all those words you copied and graph them or something,” brightly to head off any comment on the dart incident, which she’d rather avoid.

Waiting in the night and rain for its owner, for its room to reassemble round it. . The night, full of fine rain, smells like a wet dog. Pointsman seems to’ve been away for a bit. “I’ve lost my mind. ” Roger has a tendency to scream. ” It’s the doctor, sighing, toilet bowl on his foot and knitted helmet askew. “Hello, doesn’t that make it difficult for you to walk? should think it would . . ” Thinking young prig and mocking ass the doctor rocks back on his free leg, grunting, the bowl wallowing to and fro.

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