A Bad Man by Stanley Elkin

By Stanley Elkin

A black marketplace broker needs to reconcile his life of sins as he faces not easy time in legal A born salesman, Leo Feldman can peddle whatever from garments and home equipment to prostitutes, weapons, and medication. even if in charge of myriad crimes, Feldman is sentenced to felony because the results of a clerical errors that charged him with a criminal offense he didn't dedicate. Now, thoroughly at risk of the inmates who encompass him—and to the strict Warden Fisher—Feldman needs to come to phrases with what it capacity to be jailed now not for his crimes, yet for his personality. Wry and insightful, a nasty guy is an engrossing tale of an antihero's trip throughout the twisted international of an unforgiving penal procedure. This e-book good points infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the author's property and from the Stanley Elkin information at Washington college in St. Louis.

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The only ones who didn’t go nuts were the ones getting fucked up. That’s why Pattaya held out, because there are so many drunks in that town. ” 35 “So why go all the way to Pattaya? Why not just go to Soi Cowboy or Nana Plaza? There’s sure to be drunks there,” I said. “I’m not going to Pattaya for the drunks. I gotta deliver this fucking bag of China or I’m dead. I gotta give it back to the Ka Yai since I couldn’t get it on a plane. I talked to one of them before the phones went dead. ” The Ka Yai was the Thai mafia.

Pattaya was two hours away from Bangkok. I had only been there twice, and had had a great time and a miserable one. Pattaya was an adult Disneyland where many men went to die – or at least go out with a bang. It had an image as a Sodom by the sea – a place where old white guys shagged young Thai girls. In recent years, the crowd had changed. Now it was just as common to see young hipsters. The bullshit in the city 57 grew exponentially with its wealth. Jet Ski scam artists fleeced tourists for pre-existing damage.

The frog-vomit lady I’d seen was a Phii Krasue – widely known as the most feared ghost in Thailand. Phii Krasue fed on newborns, and when none were available, consumed shit and frogs. The Thais made incredibly dumb movies about her and featured her in commercials. While wearing the toupee, I’d seen a mummified baby with gold leaf on his head. The images must have been coming from my subconscious mind because Nok and I had visited the temple of Mae Nak a few months before. In the temple’s courtyard, the mummified baby was kept in a glass case.

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