Cover

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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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Contents

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p. ix

Acknowledgments

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p. xi

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Thanksgiving, 1979

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pp. 1-9

I had decided to borrow someone's car for a drive down by the water. The place where I worked at the time - it was a hospital for emotionally damaged children - couldn't have been more than a couple of miles...

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Y-City

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pp. 11-22

Cheech suggested we burgle a house...

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In Security Lockdown: Prison, 1981

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pp. 23-51

When Boo-Boo stabs Morris Boyle I am reading a news magazine that someone has smuggled onto the wing. It is an article about a dog who uncovers a grave of several small bones wrapped carefully in bits of waxed paper...

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Proposition

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pp. 53-69

I was standing around in front of a job I'd just been fired from when two friends of mine came along. They were in a brand new car...

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Comerford

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pp. 71-103

Comerford is living in a hole he's dug in the strip of woods which runs behind Tucker's Pond. That's what Rat says. We are out in front of the drugstore, speeding still from that afternoon...

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Part II

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pp. 105-179

What Holgate remembers: Across Avenue B a guy stepping from an illegally parked Cadillac and beginning to walk toward him and BabyBoy...