By Charlotte Wood
Charlotte wooden has been defined as 'one of the main clever and compassionate novelists in Australia' (The Age), and 'one of our most interesting and such a lot chameleonic writers' (The Australian). Her most up-to-date paintings, Love & starvation: recommendations at the reward of foodstuff, is a publication of contemplations on cooking. Her fourth novel, Animal humans, was once published in overdue 2011 to serious acclaim and used to be long-listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her prior novels, the bestseller the kids, The Submerged Cathedral and items of a woman have been shortlisted for varied prize together with the Miles Franklin Award and local Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
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We lucked out. Vato came back with his arms full of Johnny Walker. We found the last remaining hotel 48 staff member, frozen and catatonic behind the hotel bar. She was stunningly beautiful according to the Thai standards of white skin and high cheekbones. ” I said, pointing to the Johnny Walker. “Nothing but the best for Miss Hilton. Wow, that hotel receptionist is hot. ” “You think maybe I can put her in the tuk-tuk with us? ” “She also may wake up and try to eat you,” I said. In a linen closet, we found a bunch of pillowcases and cut them into strips with our machetes.
Something moved in the whites of her eyes. ” “The guy driving is named Vato. ” “Yes. Many monkey bite me,” she said. ” “Monkey start fighting with people you see come. ” I had no answer, and she saw it on my face. We both left it at that. I looked to Esmeralda who sat in front of me. 43 “Nice work back there. ” Esmeralda held his hand out the side of the tuk-tuk and let the wind hold it aloft. The front of his bad Donald Trump toupee lifted in the draft of the open vehicle. “We need to get on the elevated tollway and head towards Pattaya,” he said, and then leaned forward and spoke to Vato.
I didn’t know what was on the streets beyond this area. Until we had some kind of plan, I didn’t want to take any chances. I got up and walked to the door. “Where you go? ” “I’m just going to get us some food. ” I shut the door on Nok, just as she was beginning to complain. I walked into each of the rooms on our floor and opened the minibars. I took a couple of pillowcases and filled them full of chocolate bars, potato chips, water and beer, then went back to our room and locked the door. ********** I was low on cigarettes and considered going outside to find a shop I could loot.
Animal People by Charlotte Wood