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By Holiday Reinhorn

Big Cats opens with "Charlotte," during which a tender lady with a damaged pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor in the course of an extended, sizzling summer time evening, atmosphere the tone of irrepressible interest and craving that's obvious in the course of the assortment.

In "Get clear of Me, David," a financial institution supervisor attempts to beat his haunted prior as he offers with the aftermath of a minor earthquake and the physique of a shopper who died within the foyer. Big Cats pits teenage ladies opposed to one another in an escalating catfight on the zoo the place they paintings, culminating in a blowout in entrance of the lion cage.

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Shit! She roared off, down Effie Street. The boy stayed with me, as if we were together in this. She lost her dog. He nodded and glanced around, like the dog might be right nearby. What's the reward? I don't think there is one yet. She has to have a reward. This seemed crass to me, but before I could say so, the red car returned. She was driving slowly now. She rolled down her window, and I walked over with a spilled feeling inside. She was in a nightie. The yellow bathrobe had been formed into a little nest on the passenger seat, and in the nest was Potato, dead.

In fact, I realize, there never was an earthquake. Life is j ust this way, broken, and I am crazy to hope for something else. 31 The Man on the Stairs It was a quiet sound, but it woke me up because it was a human sound. I held my breath and it happened again, then again: it was footsteps on the stairs. I tried to whisper, There's someone coming up the stairs, but my breath was cowering, I couldn't shape it. I squeezed Kevin's wrist in units, three pulses, then two, then three. I was trying to invent a language that could enter his sleep.

Happy? He was terrified. As soon as she said this, I thought of how fast he was runĀ­ ning and understood she was right. He was running in blind panic, in terror. A teenage Filipino boy walked up to the car and j ust stood there, the way people do when disaster strikes. We ignored him. He went that way? Yeah, but that was at least ten minutes ago. Shit! She roared off, down Effie Street. The boy stayed with me, as if we were together in this. She lost her dog. He nodded and glanced around, like the dog might be right nearby.

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