Cocaine by Pitigrilli

By Pitigrilli

Paris within the Twenties – dizzy and decadent. the place a tender guy could make a fortune along with his wits ... until he's led into temptation. Cocaine's dandified hero Tito Arnaudi invents lurid scandals and ugly deaths, and sells those tales to the newspapers. yet his personal lifestyles turns into much more outrageous than his press experiences whilst he acquires 3 challenging mistresses. based, witty and depraved, Pitigrilli's vintage novel used to be first released in Italian in 1921 and charts the comedy and tragedy of a tender man's downfall and the entice of a bygone period. The novel's descriptions of intercourse and drug use brought on church gurus to put it on a listing of forbidden books, whereas beautiful to filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder who wrote a script in keeping with the story. Cocaine keeps its venom even this day.

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It was Kaneko. His tie was askew. 38 • Far Rainbow “Matvei Sergeyevich,” he said, panting. “Please verify the list. ” Matvei said. “Leonid, you must forgive me. ” “Of course, go on,” Gorbovsky said. “I’ll take a walk over to the spaceport. ” “Come to my place for lunch at two,” Matvei said, as he left. Gorbovsky drained the glass, got up, and happily turned up the drums to maximum level. .. Chapter 3 13 Y ten the heat was unbearable. The acrid va­ pors of the airborne salt seeped from the burning plains through the cracks of the shut windows.

Ah, yes, that was Dixon he was talking about. Of course, Dixon is famous for his beard, but that doesn’t mean a thing—I know lots of bald men w ith beards! But that’s all nonsense! It’s hot here, have you noticed? Leonid, you don’t eat well, you look like a muscular dystrophy pa­ tient. Let’s have lunch to g eth er. . and for now, let me offer you some drinks. I have orange juice, tomato juice, and pomegranate . . our own, homemade! Yes! Wine! We make our own wine, right here on Rainbow, can you imagine, Leonid?

There’s Camill by the window, and he doesn’t hear or see you. Tanya, I’m expecting you today. ” “Is your shift over? ” “All right. Remember the cafe in Fishville? We’ll eat minogi and drink young w in e . . ” Robert groaned and shut his eyes. “Now all I’ll do is w ait for evening. ” “Me too—” She looked around. “Kisses, Robbie,” she said. ” “I sure w ill,” he had time to say. Camill was still looking out the window, hands clasped behind his back. His fingers were in constant motion. Camill had unusually long, pale, flexible fingers w ith short nails.

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