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It had already been complicated enough thinking about his granny and going and see her when she was healthy, so now . . What a hassle, bigtime, fuck. This was the last thing he needed. He’d just bought himself a really expensive motorbike on credit as long as his arm, and he’d committed to a number of extra jobs just to make the monthly payments. How was he going to ﬁt her in on top of all the rest? Whatever. He didn’t want to admit it to himself, but there was a silver lining. Fat 30 Anna Gavalda Titi had just souped up the bike’s engine and this way he’d be able to try it out on the freeway.
The moment she said it Camille realized she’d gone too far and now her mother would put on her drama queen act. There would be nothing new, she’d seen it a thousand times and her mother had it down pat: emotional blackmail, crocodile tears, and suicide threats. At random or in that order. She wept, reproached her daughter for leaving her just like the girl’s father had done ﬁfteen years earlier, said she was an ungrateful child and wondered what earthly reason she had left for living. ” Camille rolled a cigarette.
Hunting and Gathering 33 * At ﬁrst it was hard to ﬁnd the words, he’d never been one for fancy talk or telling stories. He began with little things, the weather in Paris, the pollution, the color of his Suzuki, a description of his menus and that sort of trivial stuff. And then, with the help of the fading day and his grandmother’s almost peaceful face, he began to share more precise memories, and intimate things that were harder to talk about. He told her about why he’d split up with his girlfriend, the name of the new girl he had his eye on, how he was getting on at work, his exhaustion.