— Yeah, Alex could have a vehicle as well, but he decided to burn all of his money.
— And why did you do that?
— l don't need money. Makes people cautious.
— Come on, Alex. You gotta be a little cautious. l mean, that book of yours is cool and everything, but you can't depend entirely on leaves and berries.
— l don't know if you want to depend on much more than that.
Alone in her apartment, she did not weep, she wailed aloud, an animal wailing. When Sonny did not come to see her for almost three weeks she subsisted on sleeping pills, liquor, and her oVn anguish. The pain she felt was physical pain, her body ached. When he finally did come she held on to his body at almost every moment.