"What a lot of hairy-faced men there are around nowadays."
"The Elite Cafe was entered by a staircase from the foyer of a cinema. "
"This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun."
"The storm had broken."
"She scowled at her glass of orange juice."
"The naked child ran out of the hide-covered lean-to toward the rocky beach at the bend in the small river."
"In a distant and second-hand set of dimensions, in an astral plane that was never meant to fly, the curling star-mists waver and part..."
"The idiot lived in a black and gray world, punctuated by the white lightning of hunger and the flickering of fear."
"The boy's name was Santiago."