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And Now You Can Go: A Novel by Vendela Vida

By Vendela Vida

Vendela Vida’s fearless, severely acclaimed fiction debut follows the unpredictable restoration of a tender lady as she attempts to make experience of her lifestyles after an stumble upon at gunpoint.

Accosted one afternoon in Riverside Park via a guy who does not are looking to die on my own, Ellis, a tender grad pupil, talks her method out of the placement by way of reciting poetry to her determined captor. He shall we her move, yet is she loose? Rejecting the overtures of her kind-hearted boyfriend, the police, and the suitors who want to retailer her, Ellis reveals herself not able to flee the development. She leaves the town to go to her kinfolk; joins her mom on a clinical challenge to the Philippines. whilst she returns, Ellis discovers anything extra approximately life–perhaps even easy methods to take again her personal.

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I tell him that someone recently could have killed me, that someone came very close to killing me. I tell him that I almost died, that I almost had no choice. He turns his mismatched eyelashes and pilled-up, dulled eyes in my direction. "Lucky you," he says. "I'm going to go," I say. "But before I do, could you please count the money? " On the stereo, the violin keeps playing scales. I know this tape. Nicholas's parents made him play violin from the time he was four. Toward the end of high school, he wanted to quit.

I have to walk for blocks to find a store that's open. A familiar figure in a peacoat ambles toward me: the ROTC boy. " I say. " He looks awful. " He ignores my second question. " I'm flattered and surprised and sick to my stomach. " I say and try to look him in both eyes. "No, I never found him. I accidentally went into this trans-vestite club and got in a fight with some moron. " "I just got back from the emergency room. They were pulling shards of glass out of my back. " I'm not sure if I believe him.

I wait for two hours to see a doctor. " When I finally meet with the doctor, it's behind a curtain. Everyone else who's waiting can hear our conversation. " says the doctor. He looks at me over, not through, his glasses. "No," I say. " "No," I say. "Well, it's not uncommon to experience nausea or to vomit," he says. " I nod. " he says. "Twelve years," I say. The phone rings and a man's voice says: "You sexy thing. You are the sexiest thing. " I hang up. I know that voice. I lie down on the kitchen floor, my stomach to the tiles.

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