By Leonard Gardner

ISBN-10: 1590178920

ISBN-13: 9781590178928

Fat City is a vibrant novel of allegiance and defeat, of the effective promise of the great existence and the desperation and drink that waylay these whom it eludes. Stockton, California, is the environment: the Lido gymnasium, the lodge Coma, major road lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like lengthy twilights in homes obscured by means of untrimmed shrubs and black walnut timber. whilst males meet within the ring—the retired boxer Billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger—their short bout units into movement their hidden fates, beginning younger Munger into the corporate of guys and luring Tully again into education. In a dispassionate and composed voice, Leonard Gardner narrates their swings of fortune, and the obdurate optimism in their supervisor, Ruben Luna, as he watches the main promising boys one after the other succumb to a couple undefined weak point; nonetheless, “There used to be continuously anyone who desired to fight.”

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As you continue on your way, you sense that someone is still behind you. You decide to cross to the other side of the street. The Tapper does the same thing as you do. All kinds of frightening thoughts pass through your mind as you try to lose the stranger. You hope you'll see a police officer, but there's no one in sight. All the stores are closed. The streets are deserted. You wish you hadn't stayed so long at the arcade. You sneak alongside parked cars and quickly scamper across the street again.

He is a professional tennis player, but you have never seen Felix. Uncle Jake mentioned him often in letters, but there was never a photograph of him. To locate Felix, you decide to visit Peru. On the plane you reread Uncle Jake's letters and look at the photographs, hoping to find Felix's address or home town. You uncover no clues. Looking through telephone books in Peru, you find that there are many people in different cities with the name, Felix Miros. You 50 • MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE are not even sure if your Felix has a telephone.

Type in the program and then return to the book. 34 • MYSTERY AND ADVENTURE NEW 1 FOR C = 1 TO 2 LET C » C + 10 PRINT " 20 PRINT " 30 PRINT " 40 PRINT 50 PRINT 60 NEXT 5 1 C RUN Racing toward it, you run up the steps. It feels good to be out of the street. With long strides you rush up to the first floor. It seems as if the building is deserted. You hope the stranger doesn't follow you. But once again you hear the tapping sound, this time on the stairs. Quickly you run up to the next floor. But you can still hear the tapping sound following you.

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