By Barbara Lambert
In the prize-winning novella "A Message for Mr. Lazarus", a guy flees to a distant hideaway in Costa Rica. He retains nodding off to sleep, then jerking up back. and each time he does that - we could his safeguard down - he's again in his BMW once more, screaming around the simple of Guanacaste, refusing to be handed even on blind corners, that is how they force right here, every little thing dry, smoke-hazed, the mountains within the east shimmering like goals; and flame timber flashing by means of, and herds of skinny white farm animals, and every now and then a palm, and in each little village he has to gradual for pageants of the Crucifixion ... In a small resort he recollects because the most lovely position on this planet, the guy is still "dogged through good fortune" and all his makes an attempt at ironic self-deception won't hold him from a proposal of redemption that he may need selected to avoid.
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