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Friday, January 18, 2013

Neck Tie And Bow Tie Literary Quotes; A. Byrne

A second quote has been sent in by A. Byrne, Sydney.


Salman Rushdie, "The Moor's Last Sigh", page 150


Within days he had moved in; no formal invitation was ever issued, but one way and another he stuck around for thirty-two years. Aurora treated him, at first, like a sort of pet. She unhicked his hairstyle and convinced him to stop trimming his moustache, and, when it grew luxuriant and long, to wax it until it looked like a hairy Cupid’s-bow. She got her tailor to run up his outfits for him: broad –striped silk suits and huge floppy bow-ties that convinced le tout Bombay that Aurora Zogoiby’s new discovery must be a raving queen (in fact he was a genuine fifty-fifty bisexual, as many young men and women in the Elephanta circle would learn over the years). She was attracted to his huge appetite for information, food, work and above all pleasure….

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