By Sheridan Hay
Eighteen years previous and fully on my own, Rosemary arrives in manhattan from Tasmania with little except her love of books and a zeal to discover town. Taking a role at an enormous, chaotic emporium of used and infrequent books referred to as the Arcade, she is aware she has came upon a house. but if Rosemary reads a letter from somebody looking to “place” a misplaced manuscript via Herman Melville, the book shop erupts with simmering goals and rivalries. together with genuine correspondence via Melville, The mystery of misplaced issues is instantaneously a literary experience and evocative portrait of a tender girl creating a existence for herself within the urban.
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Mr. Mitchell and the collector, Gosford, moved from the elevator into the first of several rare rooms, crowded with volumes and folios. ” he called, and reached toward a shelf to the right of his desk. ” Mr. Mitchell inquired, still trying to locate the book. Oscar had prepared me. One of Mr. Mitchell’s favorite things to do was teach. ”) He never waited for assent from the prospective student, but would go on, searching for the volume, chatting all the while. “Let me see, Whoroscope, Whoroscope.
The out-of-print status of most of the stock was further proof of the futile dream of publication. As a monument to literature, the Arcade had an air of the tombstone about it. “You will work this morning with Oscar Jarno in Nonfiction,” Geist directed, my first morning. ” “Oh, that’s all right, Walter,” Oscar said, his voice mild and confident. He had approached us soundlessly. He smiled then and touched my arm, almost imperceptibly. I was struck by his appearance, and moved by his gesture, the first indication of kindness since my arrival.
I don’t mean that,” he said. ” I described the fat man studying the photographs. ” Geist called down from the landing. ” “Just familiarizing myself with my inventory, Walter,” Arthur returned sardonically, his accent British and articulate. He looked up at me and put a thick finger to his lips, indicating silence. Had I informed on him? Couldn’t Geist see what I had seen? Arthur returned to his nudes, his hand beneath the book’s cover moved rhythmically. Geist stomped his small foot with impatience, and I noticed he was wearing elegant, polished boots, their smooth black shape nosing from his pant legs like the shiny heads of tiny seals.
The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay