54 by Wu Ming, Luther Blissett

By Wu Ming, Luther Blissett

1954, the peak of the chilly conflict. In Hollywood memebers of Her Majesty's mystery carrier have a deadly challenge for the dependent Cary furnish. And in Bologna, Pierre Capponi, a lovelorn younger barman, is set to embark on a painful odyssey looking for his lacking father.

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Bring one of those girls back here for me some time, will you? ’ 100itext 9/3/05 38 7:17 am Page 38 WU MING ‘A fine figure of shit,’ observed Walterún, trumping his trick. Pierre contemplated himself for a long time: he studied his dark eyes, his mother’s eyes, like the ones in the photograph in which she was dressed as a bride, the one that stood on the chest of drawers; the arch of his eyebrows, the straight nose, the thin cheeks. He slipped the photograph of Cary Grant from the top of the dressing table and wedged it between the wall and the mirror.

Spagnuolo gripped the wad, counted quickly, scribbled something else and pulled off a strip. ’ The track judge gave the signal for the horses to go to the starting gates. Magione was in first, followed by Augusta. Marano held Ninfa back until Lario was in there too. Monte Allegro was still running at large, giving his jockey a few problems. His nerves also infected Verdi and Redipuglia, who started snorting and pulling on their bridles. Gennaro Iovene closed the case of veterinary instruments, and headed for the stable door.

His bodyguard held out some of the money to the two boys, keeping his eye on his boss until he had stopped nodding. 100itext 9/3/05 30 7:17 am Page 30 WU MING The two errand boys looked at the banknotes but didn’t have the courage to take them. Five thousand lire. Each. ’ They fled, wildly excited about the money and the fact that the big boss had deemed them worthy of his attention. ’ It was at that moment that the slap rang out. Zollo saw it out of the corner of his eye. White scarf and hat.

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