A Contract With God (The Contract With God, Book 1) by Will Eisner

By Will Eisner

Via a quartet of 4 interwoven tales, A agreement With God convey the enjoyment, exuberance, tragedy, and drama of lifestyles at the legendary Dropsie road within the Bronx. this can be the mythical ebook that introduced a brand new artwork shape and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of many nice pioneers of yankee graphics.

Literary Awards
Harvey Awards for most sensible image Album of unique fabric (1992)
Will Eisner comedian Awards for top photograph Album: New (1992)

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I watch her face, her wrinkled skin, her crooked lips, and I can’t help but think that she is pretty, still. A man ought to be able to undress his wife from all the years until she lies before him naked in youth again. Which makes me wonder if she ever lay naked for that other man, the one who wrote the letters. If he cupped her left breast in his palm. But it is Nora’s breast, and wasn’t he a man? Of course he cupped it. I reach for the jewelry box and pry the bottom open. I take the little notebook and weigh it in my palm.

And swim. ” “Yeah, I hear you. ” I didn’t bother. I waved, bent over and went on washing my jeans. • I waited for my folks to go to sleep and then I snuck out the window. The lights in my sister’s room were still on and I imagined her in bed, eyes tragically fixed on the ceiling. I hid my clothes under a bush and stepped into the cool water. On the other side I could see the flashlight of the guard and the tip of his cigarette, red in the dark. I swam slowly, making as little noise as possible.

There is a chance, however slim, that he isn’t what I need him to be. ” Buryana takes off her sunglasses. Her eyes are red and puffy and she blinks while they adjust to the afternoon sun. We sit out in the garden, on a bench farthest from all other benches, but not far enough from the sound of the cripples who drag their feet and canes and walkers across the pebbly lanes. ” I say. “Big deal,” she says again, and I’m terrified by how calcified she has become, consumed by her failing marriage. “You ought to read those letters,” she says.

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