Novel As An Address to Self

“Black sheep of the family doesn’t begin to cover what I am . . . “

— Alex, brother of Bea, one of the main characters in The Snakes, who runs a terrible hotel in France

The Snakes, p. 38

This novel is hilarious!

My God, scrabbling noises overhead just as our young couple are about to kiss and make up after the dispiriting experience of arriving at a hotel owned by the wife’s brother which turns out to be decrepit, a shade above fixer-upper (Husband to wife referring to wife’s brother: “He’s a fucking mess.”)

The husband falls asleep despite the SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH from the ceiling (How could he??? Is this a clue that he’s not going to make it to the end? Mebbe he deserves it!) and the wife, very carefully, so as not to wake her sleeping other, goes to investigate.

Oh no, wait, she doesn’t go to investigate, she gets up merely to put her T-shirt on, and then she goes back to the bed and falls asleep, too.

It’s the next morning that’s important, because the wife wakes up “alone in the bed. She checked her phone. Ten-thirty.”



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