By Barbara Lambert
In the prize-winning novella "A Message for Mr. Lazarus", a guy flees to a distant hideaway in Costa Rica. He retains nodding off to sleep, then jerking up back. and each time he does that - we could his protect down - he's again in his BMW once more, screaming around the simple of Guanacaste, refusing to be handed even on blind corners, that's how they force right here, every little thing dry, smoke-hazed, the mountains within the east shimmering like desires; and flame bushes flashing via, and herds of skinny white farm animals, and every now and then a palm, and in each little village he has to sluggish for pageants of the Crucifixion ... In a small resort he recollects because the most pretty position on the planet, the guy is still "dogged by way of good fortune" and all his makes an attempt at ironic self-deception won't continue him from a proposal of redemption that he may need selected to avoid.
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