By Lenny Bartulin
Jack Susko is having fun with a quiet existence because the proprietor of a secondhand book shop, ideally within the corporation of his cat instead of real paying shoppers. but if Hammond Kasprowicz, a crabby yet filthy rich businessman, bargains Jack a few effortless funds, in fact Jack doesn’t flip down the provide. finally, what challenge may perhaps there in all probability be with finding as many copies as attainable of the works of an vague poet? And who cares what Hammond desires to do with them? For all that Jack cares, he may possibly burn them. Which, in reality, is strictly what Hammond does. yet very quickly, books aren’t the one issues disappearing…
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There were two copies of The Cull in the poetry section. After checking through a few boxes of the latest, unsorted stock, Jack made some calls. He managed to locate one more copy of The Cull and two copies of Entropy House. But it was late and most places around town were already closed. The next day he went to King Street in Newtown and scoured second-hand bookshops for an hour or two. That was all he could handle amid the mess and choked shelves and the floor littered with old orange Penguins, fallen like ticket stubs at the races.
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Three hundred dollars plus another fifty dollars delivery. It did not happen every day. It had never happened before. The poet was Edward Kass: the serious kind, treated to a capital P. Numerous awards, commendations, even a mention in the Queen舗s birthday honours list for 1981. The biographical details went on to say that his critically acclaimed work was: innovative, dark, enigmatic and entertainingly idiosyncratic. Jack had heard of him but not had the pleasure. He read a few poems on the bus and decided the style was overwrought; Edward Kass would probably have seen death in a bowl of cornflakes.