By J. P. Donleavy
What is going to occur to George Smith? Mysteriously wealthy and desperately lonely, George seems to be less than assault from all quarters: his former spouse and 4 terrible young ones are suing to get his cash; his dipsomaniacal housekeeper is attempting to arouse his carnal curiosity; his secretary, the gorgeous, blond pass over Thomson, will slightly supply him the time of day. Making concerns even worse are the threatening letters: pricey Sir: just for the instant are we asserting not anything. Yours, etc., current Associates.
Despite such precautions as a two-inch-thick surgical metal door and a bullet-proof limousine, Smith is still frightened. So he undertakes to construct a huge mausoleum, whole with plumbing, during which to reside. Hunter S. Thompson referred to as analyzing this e-book "like sitting all the way down to a night of fine whisky and mad laughter in an extraordinary dialog someplace at the fringe of reality."
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It was a hot summer night and men were smoking goza and chatting the evening away while a few women were sitting in the open air to escape the heat of their cramped iron rooms. The mother greeted them and pulled Busayna by her hand to a distant part of the roof, where they stood next to the wall. Busayna can still recall the sight of the cars and the lights of Suleiman Basha as they appeared that night from the roof, along with her mother’s frowning face, her stern, penetrating looks, and her harsh, strange voice as she spoke to her of the burden the departed had left her with to endure on her own, and informed her that she was working in the house of some good-hearted people in Zamalek but had kept it a secret so that it wouldn’t affect Busayna’s or her sisters’ marriage prospects (when people found out that their mother was working as a maid).
Until the beginning of the 1960s, Downtown retained its pure European stamp and old-timers doubtless can still remember that elegance. It was considered quite inappropriate for natives to wander around in Downtown in their gallabiyas and impossible for them to be allowed in this same traditional dress into restaurants such as Groppi’s, À l’Américaine, and the Odéon, or even the Metro, Saint James, and Radio cinemas, and other places that required their patrons to wear, for men, suits, and, for the ladies, evening dresses.
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