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Friday, 5 July 2013

Saint of the Loser


            The hunchback in the Frankford elevated, selling newspapers and glaring at his customers as though they were enemies. The seven-foot giant sandwiched between advertising signs stating that Max the clothier fitted all sizes. And an immaculately dressed drunk politely ejected from a mid-town bar. And a platinum blonde who didn't look where she was going and bumped into a shipping clerk, who dropped his packages and gazed wearily at the sky.

David Goodis
Tender Sin
1952

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Vivian Maier

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