By Barry Hannah
Now thought of a modern vintage, Airships used to be venerated by way of Esquire journal with the Arnold Gingrich brief Fiction Award. The twenty tales during this assortment are a clean, exuberant social gathering of the hot American South — a land of highschool band contests, the place sturdy outdated boys from Vicksurg are reunited in Vietnam and petty nostalgia and the consistent soreness of disenchanted love be successful. Airships is a amazing demonstration of Barry Hannah's mature and unique expertise.
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That does it,” said Wilson. “Got the spine. ” “Let’s get the drink,” said Macomber. In his life he had never felt so good. In the car Macomber’s wife sat very white faced. “You were marvellous, darling,” she said to Macomber. ” Wilson asked. “It was frightful. ” “Let’s all have a drink,” Macomber said. “By all means,” said Wilson. ” She drank the neat whisky from the flask and shuddered a little when she swallowed. She handed the flask to Macomber who handed it to Wilson. “It was frightfully exciting,” she said.
Tonight we’ll have champagne for the lion,” Wilson said. ” “Oh, the lion,” Margot said. ” So, Robert Wilson thought to himself, she is giving him a ride, isn’t she? Or do you suppose that’s her idea of putting up a good show? How should a woman act when she discovers her husband is a bloody coward? She’s damn cruel but they’re all cruel. They govern, of course, and to govern one has to be cruel sometimes. Still, I’ve seen enough of their damn terrorism. “Have some more eland,” he said to her politely.
Then, as an afterthought, he glanced at Macomber and saw suddenly how he was trembling and the pitiful look on his face. “You don’t have to go in, of course,” he said. “That’s what I’m hired for, you know. ” “You mean you’d go in by yourself? ” Robert Wilson, whose entire occupation had been with the lion and the problem he presented, and who had not been thinking about Macomber except to note that he was rather windy, suddenly felt as though he had opened the wrong door in a hotel and seen something shameful.
Airships by Barry Hannah