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Painkillers

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Author: Simon Ings
Published: 2000
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,379 / 225 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,908
Added to site: 2008.08.21
mnybks.net#: 21826
License: by-nc-nd

Join Adam on his odyssey into a nightmare of corruption and violence, where it is only his forlorn hope that he is helping his autistic son Justin that offers any solace. As everything implodes around him, Adam risks everything -- his marriage, his family, his life -- to lay hands on the one thing that might save him. His way out. His grail. A small bakelite box with a dial.

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he sheen off the metal with a scourer.

'Leave it to soak for a couple of minutes, darling.'

She dropped it into the sink, knocked the remaining pieces in after it, and tore off her gloves. Her eyes darted about the kitchen, as she hunted for signs of catastrophe.

'I washed the floor in here,' I offered.

'I didn't think it needed it,' she said.

'It was busy today. We're nearly out of sausage.'

'I told you to buy more last Saturday.'

'How were the roads?'

She went back to the till. 'Haven't you cashed up yet?'

'I haven't had the chance,' I said, hating the whine in my voice.

She started scooping change out of the till and onto the worktop in short, compulsive jerks. She scraped pennies into her palm, counting them much like a Macanese croupier deals cards in the Jai-Alai: with an expression somewhere between boredom and contempt. I watched her fingers curl and jerk. She wore her nails short now, and even so one of them had torn. The skin on t

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