Posts marked as Short Reads (140 pages or fewer).
From EXTRAORDINARY RENDITIONS by Andrew Ervin The cab ride from the airport was more exhausting than the transoceanic flight. Budapest had grown unrecognizable, and filthy. Everything had changed. Only the weather was familiar now — the dry cold and the wind that rushed along the river, sustained by clogged and muddy streets. Harkályi felt grateful for […]Read More
From THE DEAD by James Joyce, collected in DUBLINERS Lily, the caretaker’s daughter, was literally run off her feet. Hardly had she brought one gentleman into the little pantry behind the office on the ground floor and helped him off with his overcoat than the wheezy hall-door bell clanged again and she had to scamper […]Read More