Gigolo

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Author: Edna Ferber
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,780 / 192 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,125
Added to site: 2007.01.23
mnybks.net#: 15870
Origin: gutenberg.org

Eight stories of tangy satire and sweet sentimentality. Filled with human drama, unfaltering reason, and extraordinary description.

The Afternoon of a Faun.
Old Man Minick.
Gigolo.
Not a Day Over Twenty-One.
Home Girl.
Ain't Nature Wonderful!
The Sudden Sixties.
If I Should Ever Travel!

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ace of the white slab, mopped up moisture with a sly grey rag. No nonsense about them. This was the rush hour. Hungry men from the shops and offices and garages of the district were bent on food (not badinage). They ate silently, making a dull business of it. Coffee? What kinda pie do you want? No fooling here. "Hello, Jessie."

As she mopped the slab in front of him you noticed a slight softening of her features, intent so grimly on her task. "What's yours?"

"Bacon-and-egg sandwich. Glass of milk. Piece of pie. Blueberry."

Ordinarily she would not have bothered. But with him: "The blueberry ain't so good to-day, I noticed. Try the peach?"

"All right." He looked at her. She smiled. Incredibly, the dishes ordered seemed to leap out at her from nowhere. She crashed them down on the glazed white surface in front of him. The bacon-and-egg sandwich was served open-faced, an elaborate confection. Two slices of white bread, side by side. On one reposed a fried egg, hard, golden, delectable

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2008.03.06
Maddie
*****

I agree with Leah, these are great stories. Edna Ferber has great insight,she sees beneath the surface and brings to light what she finds. 5-stars.

2007.08.22
Leah A. Zeldes
*****

Edna Ferber is one of the great, undersung writers of the 20th century. Her finely wrought stories concentrate on the lives of working people, especially women, amid urban landscapes, notably Chicago, drawn with lyrical detail. Every one of the stories in this collection is worthwhile.


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