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Children of Light (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Robert Stone

A searing, indelible love tale of 2 ravaged spirits--a screenwriter and an actress-- performed out below the cruel, magnifying prism of Hollywood.

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All other than one print. Dongan Lowndes has it. ” “Jack gave it to Lowndes? yet that’s ridiculous. ” He regarded from Jon to his spouse, with an expression of pained mirth. “Isn’t it? ” Axelrod awarded Walker’s concept of the Picturesque Lead with Jack’s picture to aid it. “Somehow,” Drogue acknowledged, “I locate it challenging to take this dopey photo heavily. ” “According to Walker, Lowndes is gonna relatively dish it to us. He says the NYA tale will make this position appear like Butch’s backyard. ” “What’s that? ” Drogue requested. “Some S & M joint identified basically to weirdos? ” “I don’t imagine it’s in L. A. ,” Patty stated. “He potential Lowndes is gonna make us glance undesirable. That’s what he thinks. ” “The hell with what he thinks. He obtained the whole lot begun together with his dissolute methods. besides, no tale in ny Arts goes to harm us. Or is it? ” “It wouldn’t damage to get the image back,” Axelrod acknowledged. “Lowndes is unfriendly. The Europeans may opt for it. Oggi and people clowns. ” “Christ,” Drogue stated irritably. “Does Charlie learn about this? He’ll make the evening terrible together with his cries. ” Axelrod shook his head. “I imagine it’s a minor matter,” Drogue stated. “It will be great if lets variety it out with out bothering Mr. Freitag. ” “Don’t inform him whereas he’s eating,” Patty acknowledged. “He’s had a skip. ” “Not in basic terms that,” Axelrod acknowledged. “He’s bought visitors. ” “Well,” Drogue desired to understand, “can you get the rattling factor again? ” “We’re gonna recommend to Mr. Lowndes that he do definitely the right factor. ” “Don’t commence bouncing him off partitions. Then we’ll relatively be within the shit. ” “What I’d prefer to do,” Axelrod stated, “I’d wish to have the neighborhood police athletic league take his head for a few laps round the municipal rest room bowl. other than we’d need to pay mordida and the pigs may most likely swipe the print. ” “If he’s unfriendly,” Drogue acknowledged, “be my visitor. placed the screws to him. simply don’t provide him something to sue approximately. ” “We’re gonna make him sweat,” Axelrod acknowledged. “If he doesn’t bring probably we must always throw him off the set and inform Van Epp he’s unethical. That approach we would kill the tale ahead of he writes it. Then Van Epp has not anything to struggle for. ” “Let’s see the way it is going tonight,” Drogue acknowledged. “But I don’t are looking to become involved. if you'd like him off the set you should visit Charlie. ” “Charlie might be outraged,” Axelrod stated. “The guy’s speculated to be high-class and he bargains with blackmailers. ” “Charlie’s intuition could be to shop for him out. positioned him at the payroll. choice his subsequent ebook. be patient. ” “You should still propose him to not do this. ” “I can’t suggest him,” Drogue stated. “My father can propose him. now not me. ” “What are you gonna do with Jack? ” “I may still pour salt down his throat and make him stroll to Tijuana. yet on account that he’s Dad’s outdated good friend i assume I’ll pay him off and fly him domestic. For my father’s sake. ” “Wow,” Patty stated, “that’s Christ-like. ” “Damn right,” Walter Drogue junior acknowledged. He picked up one of many images and tested it. “This is a really gruesome picture,” he acknowledged. “I’ll by no means have the ability to examine those turkeys within the comparable gentle.

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