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By Wilson Harris

'He ascended, eyes riveted, nailed to the stairs major as much as the pinnacle of the pyramid of the solar. what percentage human hearts he questioned were plucked from our bodies there to feed the loss of life gentle of the sunlight and create an obsession with royal sculptures, echoing stone?... It used to be time to take inventory of others as hole our bodies and shelters into which one fell...'

In Companions of the Day and Night (first released in 1975) Wilson Harris revives figures from his previous Black Marsden - mainly Clive Goodrich, the 'editor' of this article, who constructs a story from the papers of a determine often called fool anonymous: a wanderer among current and prior, taking an Easter sojourn in Mexico that lasts either for days and for hundreds of years. the implications have the surprisingly hypnotic strength attribute of Wilson Harris's fiction.

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My mother had died, my father far away in his own grief from her death. And Louis, well, that had ended. Not with great production, but softly, sadly. Griff had only his critical, indifferent parents. His only sister had moved far away, trying to remove herself from the stress and drama of living with two alcoholic parents. When Griff and I found each other, it was such a relief. We could breathe easily, at least for a while. Then things changed, like they always do. Like now, when once again, I can’t find him when I need him.

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If the girls are out there—” she indicates the forest with her thin, strong arms “—Ben will bring them home. ” “Maybe we should go out and look there, too,” suggests Martin. “A search party. I mean, how far could two little girls have gone? We could get a group together, we would cover 64 Heather Gudenkauf more ground. ” “Martin,” I say, “we have no evidence that that is where the girls went. I would hate to focus all of our resources in one area and possibly miss another avenue to investigate.

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