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By Robert Olen Butler

Set in modern New Orleans yet operating its long ago in time, A Small inn chronicles the connection among Michael and Kelly Hays, who've made up our minds to split after twenty-four years of marriage. The publication starts off at the day that the Hays are to finalize their divorce. Kelly is because of be in courtroom, yet as a substitute she drives from her domestic in Pensacola, Florida, around the panhandle to New Orleans and exams into Room 303 on the Olivier condo within the city’s French Quarter—the inn the place she and Michael fell in love a few twenty-five years prior and the place she now unearths herself approximately to choose that might ceaselessly impact her, Michael, and their nineteen-year-old daughter, Samantha. An clever, deeply relocating, and remarkably written portrait of a courting that reads as a move among a romance novel and a literary web page turner, A Small lodge is a masterful tale that may remind readers once more why Robert Olen Butler has been referred to as the “best living...

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JUDGE A: They say this partner is quite a dangerous type. JUDGE B: He certainly is. But this von Miel is also no philanthropist. JUDGE A: What is known about him? He has contacts. There is a pause. JUDGE A: Highly influential contacts? JUDGE B : Highly influential. 36 I Bertolt Brecht Another pause. A. be satisfied? A. JUDGE A (he is troubled): You forget Arndt's partner. A. to claim the valuables. A. at my throat, Fey. JUDGE B (after he has considered this argument, which apparently surprises him): But if you leave the Jew out of it, von Miel will most certainly break your neck.

Go out on stage. We must try the betting. (comes out) : Gentlemen - P OLLY Cut it out. The intermission's too short. First let us drink : we need to in the circumstances. SOLDIERS : - We just wondered if maybe you wouldn't like to take bets. I mean on each side. Mother versus Moon. POLLY : The gall of the man. So that's how they'll get more money out of us. Well, let's wait till this thing gets moving. The beginning is never any good. SOLDIERS : All right. Whoever wants to back the Mother, this way.

WIFE : HUSBAND : I wish I didn't. I'm not sure what you yourself say, in the way of gossip, about the things you've heard between these four walls, insignificant things, probably only said in a moment of excitement. Naturally I'm far from accusing you of spreading frivolous tales against your husband and I don't for a moment assume the boy would do anything against his father. But unfortunately there is an im­ portant distinction between doing wrong and knowing you do it. WIFE : Now please stop!

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