Bluebeard

Bluebeard

A Novel

eBook - 2009
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An old man recounts his past to a voluptuous widow, revealing man's compulsion to create and destroy what he loves.
Publisher: New York : Random House Publishing Group, [2009]
ISBN: 9780307567208
0307567206

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Jun 01, 2011

All the returning veterans in the movies are our age or older," he said. That was true. In the movies you seldom saw the babies who had done most of the heavy fighting on the ground in the war. "Yes--" I said, "and most of the actors in the movies never even went to war. They came home to the wife and kids and swimming pool after every grueling day in front of the cameras, after firing off blank cartridges while men all around them were spitting catsup." "That's what the young people will think our war was fifty years from now," said Kitchen, "old men and blanks and catsup." So they would. So they do. "Because of the movies," he predicted, "nobody will believe that it was babies who fought the war.

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Jun 01, 2011

I had made her so unhappy that she developed a sense of humor, which she certainly didn't have when I married her.

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Jun 01, 2011

Never trust a survivor," my father used to warn me, with Vartan Mamigonian in mind, "until you find out what he did to stay alive.

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