By Clemens Meyer
A guy bets all he has on a horserace to pay for a pricey operation for his puppy. a tender refugee desires to field her approach instantly off the boat to the head of the game. outdated acquaintances speak all evening after assembly up by accident. She imagines their destiny together... tales approximately those that have misplaced out in existence and in love, and approximately their hopes for one relatively vast win, the opportunity to make whatever in their lives. In silent flats, desolate warehouses, prisons and down by means of the river, Meyer moves the tone of our harsh instances, and unearths the grace notes, the brilliant lighting shining at midnight.
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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!