The Same River Twice (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Ted Mooney

A New York occasions Notable Book

Odile Mével is a French garments dressmaker, her American husband, Max, an self sustaining filmmaker. whilst Odile has the same opinion to shop for a range of ceremonial may perhaps Day banners within the Soviet Union and bring the contraband to Paris she earns a brand new activity description: smuggler.
Soon her fellow courier disappears, her condominium is ransacked, and her friend’s houseboat is firebombed. whereas Max has no inkling of Odile’s dealings, he reveals himself embroiled in a baffling movie international secret of his personal. As their escapades deepen and their deceptions multiply, Odile and Max observe their secrets and techniques are connected—endangering not just their marriage yet their lives.

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You and your spouse should still come additionally. ” “No doubt. what's it precisely you’re protesting? ” He guessed her to be eighteen, nineteen at such a lot. “We protest, yet by no means exactly,” she acknowledged. “Our fight is opposed to all that's the case. We oppose every thing. To do much less will be fallacious and shameful. ” “Yes, I see your element. ” He shook his head in neighborly sympathy over the nation of the realm. “Vive los angeles lutte. ” “La lutte,” she stated, returning to the clipboard. At domestic, upstairs, Odile used to be getting ready a lamb tagine for the social gathering that Rachel and Groot have been giving that evening aboard the Nachtvlinder.

It can be risky, I don’t comprehend. keep away from the rails. ” “Check,” she stated, in imitation of Jacques. giggling merrily, she withdrew to make the mandatory calls. Frowning on the sky, Max organize his digital camera. due to the fact coming to the belief that his spouse used to be having an affair with this paintings impresario, a guy Max had scarcely considered earlier than, he came across himself prey to a bunch of conflicting notions. perhaps she’d betrayed him a dozen instances, with a dozen males, or maybe Turner was once her first. It was once love, it was once intercourse, it used to be boredom, it used to be revenge.

You haven't any notion how precious that used to be. ” She smiled at him and went to get his outfits from the dryer. the particular must haves, she had all started to gain, have been simply now pointing out themselves. bankruptcy 28 LEAVING excursions THAT AFTERNOON, pushing the Citroën as tough as he may, Max knew himself to be a guy in uprising. His assembly have been successful. He’d screened a range of modern photos for his traders, omitting the police-raid series, which might in simple terms have stressed them, and in go back had got compliment and the reassurance of additional investment.

He rents an area right here, convinced? ” “That relies. ” “It’s very well. I’m a pal of his. ” The bartender seemed not easy at Max, then lifted his chin to point the freight elevator in again. “Third flooring. ” Crossing the room, Max peered down on the recumbent guitarist, who looked to be in a trance, his eyes rolled again of their sockets, yet along with his band at the back of him and his small viewers fastened in position, he appeared rather able to pass on for hours. Max took care to not disturb him. The elevator opened, on the 3rd ground, onto a shallow house created via a steel-mesh reveal blocking off entry to the most sector.

Odile defined the marriage costume she used to be designing and requested to work out samples of white taffeta in a variety of weights. Restored to his traditional reliable humor through this request, the Tunisian excused himself and, after a short period, lower back with numerous textile swatches. He and Odile mentioned the benefits of every, then she selected the next-to-lightest of the samples and acquired six meters of it, charging it to her account. Having till lately been in arrears to Monsieur Ibrahim, she began to say sorry for now not paying money, yet he lower her off.

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