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Bluefish by Pat Schmatz

By Pat Schmatz

Travis is lacking his previous domestic within the kingdom, and he's lacking his previous hound, Rosco. Now there's simply the cramped position he stocks along with his well-meaning yet alcoholic grandpa, a brand new institution, and the feared regimen of passing whilst he's known as directly to learn out loud. yet that's prior to Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer-a infrequent instructor whose savvy endurance has Travis slowly unlocking a e-book at the flora and fauna. And it's prior to Travis is spotted through Velveeta, a lady whose wry banter and colourful scarves belie a few challenging secrets and techniques of her own.

With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to lifestyles a forged of completely plausible characters-and captures the moments of belief and connection that make the entire distinction.

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Ste se mostraba mucho menos generoso y técr:janéente más vulnerable ccn quienes tribajaban para él en la oscuridad de sus posesiones coloniales en el Terccr Mundo. Hacía siete meses, desde sus últimas vacaciones en Texas, que ella no disponía ni de la más mínima información sobre el estado de su inconsciente. En los sueños, éste suda­ ba copiosamente imágenes de un erotismo tropical, atra­ vesadas por toda clase de violencias. Al despertar, la frigidez de Juana permanecía inalterable como un iceberg que na­ vegara hacia los hielos eternos, a favor de una fría corriente submarina.

Todo lo que dice, Díaz —acotó Juana, con un espíritu inagotablemente crítico que excitaba a Batman, llenándolo de una indignación sombría y silenciosa— responde a un modelo obsoleto en cuanto a nuestras relaciones con I03 países pobres de esta parte del hemisferio. Si no fuera usted un obcecado idealista, comprendería por sí mismo que, con John F. Kennedy, murieron esas palabras que ha repe­ tido tan ingenuamente. Deje esas manos tranquilas, cada cosa a su tiempo. Nuestras computadoras anuncian que no reaparecerán en los discursos protocolares, al menos en los próximos diez años.

Y ahora qué hacemos? —preguntó Batman, reacio como siempre a enfrentarse con la policía en un país des­ concertante para un servidor del Derecho y del Orden, donde aquélla aparecía acompañada, una y otra vez, por algunos ciudadanos inestables e indignos de confianza. Juana se alzó de hombros con una expresión soñadora. Willie Morgan no era el blanco de estos disparos destinados a publicitar su fuga, cargándola a la cuenta de los delitos comunes que se le imputaban a su inolvidable amigo. Mientras el áspero individualismo tejano habría termina­ do allí con su vida, a esos prudentes bolcheviciues —cuya indolencia oriental se confundía con su disciplina partida­ ria— les estaba estrictamente prohibido incurrir en un cri­ men político que pudiera desalentar a sus electores de clase media.

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