Thursday, April 2, 2009

down the streets of the big night world

They had lived with a bottle of Chianti between them, the scent hanging like a little purple veil between the roof and the million-candled carnival beyond—the window lights of the late office workers, piled one upon another above the river, the tavern lights that had bloomed like lilies touching each to each across the city's lawless deeps, the auto lights in one long forevering curve down miles and miles of boulevard where one dark driver after the other bore down the streets of the big night world...

"Entrapment," Nelson Algren (2009)

[Chicago Avenue east of Ashland Avenue; Damen Avenue below Haddon Street]

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