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By Ron Carlson

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2000

"We lean nearer and nearer, wanting to trap each final word." stated The big apple occasions publication Review. "Bigger, richer, funnier, and extra complicated than any description of them can convey," stated the San Francisco Chronicle. "Some of the funniest and saddest tales ever to comfortable up together," acknowledged the la Times.

Welcome to the quick tales of Ron Carlson, the place unusual seashore towels take place on your lounge; the place the standard son of a kin of geniuses spins a rollicking story of happiness and unhappiness; the place a teenaged magician seduces the prettiest woman in his highschool and the area, with devastating results. lengthy considered as certainly one of our best residing brief tale writers, Ron Carlson triumphantly returns with At the Jim Bridger, 9 tales which are epic in scope and confessional in tone; tales that enfold the reader in a global of affection and secret, and make us suppose larger than simply approximately something written at the web page.

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De todas maneras yo no daba crédito a la hipótesis de que Juan hubiera accedido a llamarme de ese modo por La mujer loba ataca de nuevo | 49 simple indicación de Rodríguez. Tenía que haber de por medio alguna apuesta, o algo así. Esto habría podido suceder un día cualquiera, quizá. La escasez de trabajo siempre aviva la imaginación de los empleados, que buscan medios para no sucumbir en el aburrimiento. Pero ¿gastarme una broma así, hacerme blanco de una apuesta de agallas, de atrevimiento, el día en que mi padre sufría un ataque cardíaco?

Yo no hablaba de contagio, por favor no me interprete mal –dijo Puglia con serenidad–. Es sólo prevención. ¿No oyó hablar de la medicina profiláctica? –Sí –contesté–, pero nadie prescribe antibióticos por simple profilaxis. –Tiene razón –dijo él, y sonrió–. Dejemos entonces que los médicos determinen qué medidas debe tomar el personal, ¿de acuerdo? Y dicho esto Puglia me extendió su mano 56 | Leo Maslíah derecha, no sé si para saludarme –cosa más que inusual y bastante fuera de lugar, ya que ninguno de los dos iba a retirarse de la oficina– o para sellar ese “acuerdo” que tampoco estaba realmente planteado, porque descansaba en la eventualidad –ya descartada en la conversación– de una alarma venérea.

Vos quedate tranquilo, yo me ocupo. Todo va bien. Te espero a las doce. Le dije que sí, y me fui. Pero mi intención era volver a las cuatro y hablar de frente con ese cardiólogo. Jamás había tenido yo experiencias directas que tuvieran que ver con ataques al corazón, pero el estado en que había visto a mi padre me resultaba completamente inconciliable con mis profanas nociones de medicina. “Me están tomando por estúpido”, pensé. La expectativa del encuentro con Shirley me ayudó a remontar la situación.

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