A Piece of My Heart by Richard Ford

By Richard Ford

Robard Hewes has pushed around the state looking for a lady named Buena who, twelve years in the past, infused him with a sense that has now changed into obsession. Sam Newel has travelled from Chicago looking the lacking piece of himself. They either locate themselves on an uncharted searching island within the Mississippi owned through an outdated guy named Lamb. while those males converge in this unusual land, every one discovers the item he's searching for but triggers a conflagration of inevitable violence during this demanding and brutal but relocating tale.

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I was flabbergasted. That was certainly news to me, and may not even have been true. The most I had wanted from Clewes was an admission that I had told the truth about something that really didn't matter much. God knows I did not want to see him ruined and sent to jail. And the most I expected for myself was that I would be sorry for the rest of my life, would never feel quite right about myself ever again, because of what I had accidentally done to him. Otherwise, I thought, life could be expected to go on much as before.

You have always been good with every kind of animal, practically from the minute you were born. ' " As came out at Fender's court-martial: He and other members of the Army Veterinary Corps looked like soldiers, but they had not been trained to think like soldiers. It seemed unnecessary, since all they did anymore was inspect meat. The last veterinarian to be involved in any sort of fighting, it turned out, died at the Little Bighorn, at Custer's Last Stand. Also: There was a tendency on the part of the Army to coddle veterinarians, since they were so hard to recruit.

But, sitting there outside the prison, I realized that I had not sat in a real limousine for perhaps forty-five years! As high as I had risen in public service, I had never been entitled to a limousine, had never been within three promotions of having one of my own or even the occasional use of one. Nor had I ever so beguiled a superior who had one that he had said to me, "Young man - I want to talk to you more about this. " Leland Clewes, on the other hand, though not entitled to one of his own, was forever riding around in limousines with adoring old men.

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