M. Henderson Ellis in B O D Y

“Shirting asked her to read her essay aloud: My teacher is some small wildebeest. He is a name John Shirting. My name is Monika. He is the baddest person in this world. I feed him the cats. He is my darling. Dear Monika. The way she pronounced her w’s as v’s, calling him a vildebeest like a tarted-up little vampire—if that wasn’t going to stir his slumbering libido, nothing would.”

From the chapter titled Pigstroke in the novel Keeping Bedlam At Bay In The Prague Café by Budapest-based American writer M. Henderson Ellis. A novel of Prague in the early 90s published by New Europe Books it both evokes the city as it was then and the now long lost mix of people that populated it during those chaotic post Velvet-Revolutionary days.

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