By Paul Neilan
The one factor Shane cares approximately is leaving. frequently on a Greyhound bus, correct ahead of his existence falls aside back. similar to he deliberate. yet this time it's advanced: there's a sadistic company climber who thinks she's his female friend, a rent-subsidized affair together with his landlord's spouse, and the bizarrely attractive deaf assistant to Shane's cosmically risky dentist.
When one of many girls is murdered, and Shane is the single suspect who doesn't care sufficient to behave like he didn't do it, the query turns into simply how he'll transparent the great identify he by no means had and doesn't fairly wish: his personal.
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Every fiber of her being quivers with the desire to do a good job. She tries really hard. But when turning her head at an extreme angle fails to produce a life-altering epiphany, she usually just shortcircuits and rolls onto her back. Over the past two months, she’s made some progress, but it’s been painfully slow and is easily forgotten. Still, I was living under the assumption that maybe my dog just had a hidden capacity for intelligence—that all I had to do was work hard enough and maybe she’d wake up one day and be smart and capable like a normal dog.
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