By Julio Cortazar
The Argentine author Julio Cortázar, known as via Carlos Fuentes the Simon Bolivar of the Latin American novel, was once one of many scintillating geniuses of twentieth-century literature—a author of sly wit and tremendous sophistication with a willing eye for personality and the workings of social lifestyles. The Winners is the tale of a luxurious cruise, sure for an unknown vacation spot, which runs extraordinarily amok. humorous, scary, lyrical, and humane, it's a deeply pleasurable philosophical novel approximately crossed lives and wayward love, in addition to an excellent meditation at the fantasy of the hot international.
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Babe, Jo is thirty years old. We are, as they say, an item, but not of the till-death-do-us-part variety. She comes and goes as she pleases. “ „If she wants me to know where she is, she’ll be the first to tell me. Until then, you might as well whistle for the wind. “ The flat certainty in Hutton’s voice told Christy that he had tangled with Jo-Jo on that subject. And lost. “ Christy asked. “ „If – hang on, Autry, I’d better talk to him myself – Christa, I’ve got to run. “ „I don’t know. “ The last words were spoken into a dead line.
Nothing on the bottom of the drawer. Nothing. Christy’s flying fingers almost missed the key taped beneath the sixth drawer. She hesitated, caught between disappointment that it wasn’t the necklace and triumph at finding anything at all. It’s not Gramma’s necklace, but it must be important. Important enough to trade for the necklace, perhaps? Gently Christy eased the drawer free of its tracks, turned it upside down, and peeled off the tape. The key had the blank anonymity of a public washroom. Plain steel, not a curlicue or flourish of gilt anywhere.
Christa McKenna is class all the way. She’s the guru – or is it guress? S. “ A wave of interest went through the people as they looked at Christy. „Shannon,“ Hutton said, „you’re blocking the case. “ Laughing, the actress stepped to the side. Christy saw instantly why the guests were so fascinated by the display. Every piece in the case was marvelously preserved. None showed the rude execution that she associated with Anasazi works. The turquoise fetishes and strings of jet beads were tiny and immaculately polished.
The Winners by Julio Cortazar