Saturday, April 23, 2005

1225 Boston To-day

How long had Max and Clara owned and lived in this 1920s complex? Long enough, I’d wager, for Max to be driven to terrible acts out of desperate longing for quieter times, before all the streets and homes and yards and children and birds and even barking dogs were removed, replaced by trucks and steam-shovels and cement mixers, as the Hollywood Parkway began to be carved into the earth outside his front door.

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