Carmichael's Dog by Richard M. Koster
W. W. Norton & Company
|... the rotting piers, the blocks of gin mills beside them, the tunbledown human antheaps, the cruel streets.
|On walking, however, Carmichael couldn't recall it.
|But pain to the level of suffering is not strictly required, not do creative peaks imply chasms of misery.
|... Carmichael's treasure of pain was largely wasted, allowed to slosh over the rim of his artistry, so as to slop his life and  lives of those near him.
|Efficient parasites take a longer view and settle in more or less like rentiers.
|She was boarding more than a cohort of devils, but only half a dozen of my branch, admitted years before during her pregnancy  a means of putting up with that unwanted state.
|She wanted nothing more than to cuddle and pamper him but knew it was better for him to treat him like a man.
|One fool project after another, far unlike his sensible compatriot, who on inventing the hammock simply lay down  in and never lifted a finger again.
|in or on