By Leonard Gardner
Fat City is a vibrant novel of allegiance and defeat, of the effective promise of the nice lifestyles and the desperation and drink that waylay these whom it eludes. Stockton, California, is the environment: the Lido gymnasium, the inn Coma, major highway lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like lengthy twilights in homes obscured through untrimmed shrubs and black walnut timber. while males meet within the ring—the retired boxer Billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger—their short bout units into movement their hidden fates, starting up younger Munger into the corporate of guys and luring Tully again into education. In a dispassionate and composed voice, Leonard Gardner narrates their swings of fortune, and the obdurate optimism in their supervisor, Ruben Luna, as he watches the main promising boys one after the other succumb to a few undefined weak spot; nonetheless, “There used to be constantly a person who desired to fight.”
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She reached out and cupped one of Erin’s hands. “You know I wouldn’t suggest something I thought would hurt you. ” Erin smiled at the memories of the BFF, or Best Friends Forever Club, they had formed in middle school. She squeezed her friend’s hand in acknowledgment but remained silent. “I think you’re wrong for not giving this guy a chance,” Carol said. “He’s the real deal. Single. Hardworking. ” “Yeah, a real Boy Scout,” Erin said. Carol threw up her hands. “What am I going to do with you?
Or because it was for a charity he deeply believed in. But last night another woman had gone missing. He planned to mingle with the crowd. Keep his ears open to idle conversations. Keep his eyes open for anything out of the ordinary. Because something was very much out of the ordinary. A monster had invaded their peaceful community. They’d already discovered two bodies and now a third woman was missing. Tony scanned the crowd for the hundredth time. It looked like a Norman Rockwell painting and he smiled in spite of himself.
And she didn’t want to. She carried the tray to the trash. Lost in thought, she didn’t notice a person trying to squeeze past until it was too late. He slammed into her with the force and speed of a defensive football player. Making a frantic grab for the nearest post to break her fall, she glanced over her shoulder. The man not only hadn’t slowed down, he had already disappeared. Steadying herself, she vowed to pay closer attention to her surroundings and keep her mind off of Tony before she got plowed over.