Black Box by Jennifer Egan

By Jennifer Egan

First released within the New Yorker and on-line, through Twitter, via @NYerfiction, 2012

'Close your eyes and slowly count number backward from ten.'

America, the close to destiny. a tender undercover agent on a venture logs her observations. the result's an extreme mystery, and a minute dissection of the adventure of a lady whose attractiveness can be her camouflage, for whom regulate is dependent upon submission: a lady whose good fortune - whose existence - is dependent upon being obvious and never seen.

Originally released on-line through Twitter by means of @NYerFiction, Jennifer Egan's first new fiction because the extra special luck of a trip From the Goon Squad is a taut, compulsive paintings of unrelenting genius.

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I have only just been transferred here. " "All right, all right, just make it fast. " The guard passed a portable printer through the open window. The light came on and Christine placed her index finger on the plate. The print immediately got the green light. The guard, however, wasn't quite finished. " The guard looked at Carmila and Marlowe. " Carmila giggled. Marlowe sighed. " The guard nodded. " As he stepped out of the Buick, Marlowe noticed, not without some concern, that there was a long, ugly scratch across two of the door panels.

There were a number of conveniently located metal rings around the base of the couch. Apparently Elias Stavers hadn't used the sofa solely for meditation. Marlowe glanced at Carmila. She was watching intently. She licked her lips with a small, pointed tongue. Marlowe wasn't sure if she was scared or just lapsing into voyeurism. Gossamer turned to one of the spooks. " One of the spooks handed Gossamer an old-fashioned black doctor's bag. He opened it and started laying out instruments on the couch beside Christine.

Marlowe pulled the toggle out and up. A number of lights came to life on the instrument panel. The car wanted to know if it should take control. "Let the car drive, Marlowe. " Marlowe touched the autodrive. Although he hated to admit it, he knew that he'd be out of his depth at three hundred kilometers an hour. " The car not only talked. It had a George Sanders, English accent. " "How . . the hell . . " The Jensen crossed the divider strip and turned into the e-lane. If the permit hadn't been transmitting, the divider strip would have shredded the car's tires.

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