By Elizabeth Taylor
Possibly each novelist harbors a monster at center, an irrepressible and completely irresponsible fantasist, let alone a born and creative liar, with no which all her artwork might opt for naught. Angel, at any expense, is the tale of this kind of monster. Angelica Deverell lives above her diligent, drab mother's grocery store in a dreary turn-of-the-century English local, yet spends her days dreaming of good-looking Paradise apartment, the place her aunt is enthroned as a maid. yet in Angel's mind's eye, she is the mistress of the home, a realm of lavish opulence, of night robes and peacocks. Then she starts off to put in writing renowned novels, and this myth turns into her existence. And now that she has tasted luck, Angel has no goal of letting somebody stand in her way--except, probably, herself.
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Though sometimes I said, Your queen is a smelly fetus. And dance—they had me lifting my feet until they ached. People here will pinch her to see what sound she makes. The Indian pinches her arm. My ankles, she says again. She shuffles in her hobbles, she stamps in them. 19 She and the others could be trained to dance for other tribes, says William. We could see many more women if we traveled around and not just the rejected ones, the ones who end up forsaken here, that’s what the peddler says. He can talk?
It walks up and I kiss the soft black hairs dragging at its neck, then it doesn’t take off when I grip its mane and lever my lame leg over its back and struggle up. It is as if I am climbing a soft hillside, warm and breathing. The walking step of the horse and the height of it lull me after all my time laboring at the level of the ground. The horse’s long black back is built for sleep without taking a fall, a good slope, although I do not calculate that, I just find my eyes turned to the back of my head, hard against it.
A sign! they shouted, with him the loudest. I almost have the knot lifted, the end is pulled around my small finger, the one with a catch in it from all the hauling. Ducks fly in foolishly and stay to look at their feet on the wet ground. They will get cooked on all this wood by the fire Horse Fat will bring that might still be mine when the rain stops if I can’t work my way out fast enough. I work hard. Every day for a year, the Indian used a locket as a magic over me. He pulled it from a pouch and stared at its insides and talked to me when he was sure I was listening.
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