The story of Rogelio and Henry, two men who find themselves cellmates in the Collectors, a terrible prison where each finds solace in the other. Rogelio is a country guy, who enjoys resurrecting cars and trucks to their former pristine condition. Henry is a playwright, who was sentenced for creating a play called “The Idiot President.” The two men’s friendship and indulgence in one another seem to exceed the confines of the prison walls. It’s humanity, love, and friendship etched in the molded, fading walls of the prison that confined them.
What did I just read (see it online)? A story about a middle-age man who goes a bit crazy with the alcohol with an old friend. He wakes to find out he’s vomited a puke baby. Amid the crazy plot device, lies a great depiction of a mid-life American male, with all his regrets, responsibilities, relationships, and, of course, vomit-induced babies.
The story of Duquet who begins a lumber trade in the 1700s Americas and New France. He builds a rather impressive swath of land that has someone poaching the lumber. He catches them and comes at odds with his a new enemy, one that will lead the plot through the rest of the story.
The story of a man, who over time, feels like he’s being overlooked. Until at the end, he completely disappears. It’s a unique story with a lot of great imagery.
A dentist divorces his wife to be with his receptionist. The wife takes it poorly, to his surprise, and places a curse on him. The rest of the story is the unraveling of his relationship with his second wife.