Série Noire

Did you ever read a Jim Thompson novel? Everyone is doomed in them. Paranoid, fevered, striving for things they don’t need and will never get. On the rare instance they do get them, they spoil their chance at escape or redemption. It’s not the sunniest view of the world. I haven’t read Thompson in manyContinue reading “Série Noire”

Piece of Work

The tryouts are being held at the vacant old Carson Pirie Scott Building on State Street. They put notices in the Repeater and Facebook and Twitter. All of Orso’s young helpers are excited. They daydream about what they’d do with the $10,000 prize money. How a museum show will launch their careers. Assure them aContinue reading “Piece of Work”