By Robert B. Parker
'A basic, unrelenting, shamelessly romantic novel that is a few two-year obsession...It works...[and] love tales that paintings are virtually an extinct breed . Almost.' --Santa Cruz
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I knew she’d be delighted. And I thought about her in the limpid stillness of the dim church while I knelt, and I thought of Barb on her back with her legs apart and as I felt the surge of desire in my belly, I tried to think of the Virgin. For a moment Jennifer and Barb and the Holy Mother all blended in my imagination and for a moment my passion was multiple and two-thirds holy. Oh my God, I said, Oh dear God make her love me. Then I stood and walked, trembly and thick with passion, from the silent church.
I said. ” “It’s not a long way,” I said. ” I said. “Sure,” she said. She puffed on her cigarette. A big waitress shuffled over. Her arms, in her short-sleeved dress, were fat and solid looking. She wore old fleece-lined bedroom slippers. “Four beers,” Guze said, making a circular gesture with his right hand. The waitress shook her head. ” She looked at Barb. “How old are you, honey? ” “I’m twenty-one,” Barb said, and puffed on her cigarette. The thick-bodied men at the next table were looking at us.
It was as if I’d explained E=mc2. The road curved, nearly empty, along the seacoast and the summer trees were deep green and placid. CHAPTER NINE Jennifer said she loved Nick. She loved everyone she went steady with. “That’s not love,” I would say, “that’s convenience. ” And she would smile that aching smile and say I could love my way and she could love her way. ” “You got it backwards,” I would say, and she would nod and think on it, but I always had a sense that she wouldn’t be different because I said she should be.