By Garrison Keillor
A quick comedian novel a couple of Hawaii-bound vacation vacationer who finally ends up stranded in his North Dakota place of birth in the course of a blizzard.
A filthy rich and depressed guy (thanks to the economic system he’s no longer really wealthy adequate to extend his cache of work through Vincent Van man, the famed Dutch realist) sure for Christmas within the tropics is without notice summoned domestic to North Dakota to go to an ill aunt. He arrives simply in time to be trapped there through a snow fall. The electrical energy is going out, and whilst it does, figures from his adolescence look, and ancient figures too, for a festive candlelit vacation. In his reverie, our guy reaches an epiphany invaluable of the season—he hears the harkening angels sing, he's awed through the silence of the evening (dead quiet: now not even television) and whilst he's ultimately rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his existence.
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I can’t see why not. ” “Well, the not-very-tall would give him a few problems,” Zev reflected, measuring a space some two meters from the floor. Daniel was the stunt double for both Mason and Lee. He also acted as coordinator for any stunts performed by outside talent. ” They turned toward the bull pen. From behind that closed door came the rhythmic sound of someone reading aloud. Zev frowned. ” Amy shuddered. ” In the awkward silence that followed, Tony heard maniacal laughter. He might’ve been worried except it clearly came from one of the writers.
Why don’t I just put you through to our office manager? Okay. ” Pushing the hold button, she hung up the receiver and frowned up at Tony over the blinking red light. “What are you doing here? ” Tony glanced around to see that Rachel Chou, the office manager, was noticeably absent. ” He nodded toward the phone. Amy snorted. “She’s not in the office today. ” Tony picked up one hand and took a closer look at the nails. ” White strips of hair bracketed her face. They seemed slightly greenish next to the matte black of the rest.
Chapter Two NIGHT SHOOTS ALWAYS THREW Tony’s sleeping patterns out of whack. When a guy his age got off work, he was supposed to go out and do things. He wasn’t supposed to drive straight home and fall over. It wasn’t just wrong, it was old. It was what old guys did. Except there wasn’t a whole lot to do at 2:30 on a Thursday morning in beautiful downtown Burnaby. Cradling a bag of overpriced groceries from the 7-Eleven, Tony kicked the door to his apartment closed and shuffled into the tiny kitchen.
A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor