Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack

By Jack Womack

Lola Hart is a standard twelve-year-old woman. She comes from a comfy family members, attends an particular deepest university, loves her pals Lori and Katherine, teases her sister Boob. yet within the more and more urban the place she lives (a near-future big apple) she is a death breed. Riots, hearth, TB outbreaks, roaming gangs, and civil unrest threaten her lifestyle, in addition to the very cloth of latest York urban. In her diary, Lola chronicles the adjustments she and her family members make as they try and comply with a urban, and a rustic, that's spinning out of control.

Her mom is a instructor, yet nobody is hiring. Her father is a author, yet not anyone is procuring his scripts. Hounded via collectors and compelled to vacate their condominium and circulate to Harlem, her relatives, and her lifestyles, starts to dissolve. more and more estranged from her privileged college neighbors, Lola quickly makes new ones: Iz, Jude, and Weezie--wise veterans of the road.

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We're rushed as hell, but I like it. I've been coming to the office an hour earlier than usual, but she beats me to it. She's always there first. . What? . I don't know what she does at night. Nothing much, I guess. . No, she never goes out with anyone. She sits at home, mostly, and listens to music. She plays records. . What do you care, which records? Richard Halley. She loves the music of Richard Halley. " CHAPTER IV THE IMMOVABLE MOVERS Motive power—thought Dagny, looking up at the Taggart Building in the twilight—was its first need; motive power, to keep that building standing; movement, to keep it immovable.

He snapped. " "Eddie found them for me in somebody's abandoned roundhouse down in Louisiana. " "What in hell's the big idea? What's going on? " She spoke evenly, looking straight at him. "If you want to know, I have left nothing but junk on the San Sebastian Line, and as little of that as possible. " He leaped to his feet. "You won't get away with that! This is one time you won't get away with it! To have the nerve to pull such a low, unspeakable . . just because of some vicious rumors, when we have a contract for two hundred years and .

I wish they'd fire that bartender," he said. "For instance, consider Associated Steel. We've got the most modern plant in the country and the best organization. That seems to me to be an indisputable fact, because we got the Industrial Efficiency Award of Globe Magazine last year. So we can maintain that we've done our best and nobody can blame us. But we cannot help it if the iron ore situation is a national problem. " Taggart said nothing. He sat with his elbows spread wide on the table top.

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