Saturday, January 27, 2007

Currently Reading All Aunt Hagar's Children

I am currently reading All Aunt Hagar's Children, a collection of short stories by Edward P. Jones, a Pulitzer-prize winning author.
This is from the story I am currently reading:

They caught him after he had killed the second man. The law would never connect him to the first murder. So the victim—a stocky fellow Caesar Matthews shot in a Northeast alley only two blocks from the home of the guy’s parents, a man who died over a woman who was actually in love with a third man—was destined to lie in his grave without anyone officially paying for what had happened to him. It was almost as if, at least on the books the law kept, Caesar had got away with a free killing.

Read the whole story here.

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