Angela Carter

Shadow Dance

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Published 1966 by Heinemann
Black cloth, gilt titles
Dust jacket priced at 21s
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But he survived the night and the morning was as bright as a new penny. He decided not to go to the shop at all that day, but, instead, to go to the auction sale. Making a decision, even such a small one, eased his mind and he bought his cigarettes with a light heart, chatting freely about the weather to the man in the shop. Morris lingered outside the shop, perspiring gently in the fresh heat of the spring sun, inhaling the first dizzying lungfuls of smoke and idly re-reading the notice-board; there was one especial card, ' 15-year-old girl seeks riding lessons, own jodhpurs', which had been slowly browning there for the best part of two years at the rate of threepence a week, which was what the tobacconist charged for display. He had fleeting but disturbing fantasies about her, a panting, wet-lipped nymphet with jutting nubile breasts, flourishing her crop and crying 'FasterI Faster!' As his wife never cried. There were, he saw, kittens available, black, black-and-white and tabby. Would Edna like a kitten? A kitten for a child surrogate? For she longed for children or, rather, as she said so often, for his children. A kitten, though, would be something for her to love, for all women loved helpless furry things that tottered on impetuous, infirm, infant legs

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