weekend-readsMiners and Trappers

Your sister-in-law Jean calls you because Jack has been gone for too long—one night she understands, she knows that it means he’s passed out drunk at Goodtime Charlie’s or at his buddy Butch’s or Chako’s again, and he always comes stumbling back, either by himself or because you’ve gone and driven him home. He’s never been gone past noon the next day and she knows this is your day off but he’s probably dead and she has to keep pretending for the kids and, “You have to find him, Gracie. You have to find him and bring him home and I can’t call the police and I can’t ask anyone but you and I love him and I don’t know why but I need you to.” You tell Hyde that you have to go pick up Jack. “You’re not going out in that,” says Hyde, like he always does—the two months since he’s moved in. “I have to,” you say. “Let me drive then,” he says. Your brother has told you on many occasions that Hyde is a “pussy-whipped fuckshit” and that you be

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