Photographer Matthu Placek
Photograph by Matthu Placek.
His hands trembled.
He felt the air, with its swirling scents of turpentine, beeswax, and smoke, being sucked from his throat.
One of the cats began playing a guitar. Another opened a book by Lewis Carroll and the spinning face of color sighed, causing a large cloud of white smoke to puff out and float up to the ceiling.
Antun thought about the dignity that owls possess.
He lit another match and read the first section of the pamphlet before the tiny flame went out. In his mind what he read aloud sounded like:
Your name is Foe. You are a seamstress who earns a decent living through your ways with linen and silk. Your mother died in an automobile accident in the countryside when you were twelve and your father lost a duel to a man with a green mustache. Your father was drunk during this duel. He would have won. You cried a lot. There was no one to comfort you so you began your lonely apprenticeship in sewing.
The girl didn’t move. Her head was cocked to the side and for a moment Antun thought she was dead. Then she yawned and wiped some blood from her exposed legs and onto some papers.
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Saturday, October 17:
James Franco talks with Lauren Collins; Malcolm Gladwell on Michael Vick; Jason Schwartzman talks with Richard Brody; a screening of Jean Luc Godard's King Lear; Tilda Swinton talks with Hilton Als.
Sunday, October 18:
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