By Wu Ming, Luther Blissett
1954, the peak of the chilly struggle. In Hollywood memebers of Her Majesty's mystery carrier have a deadly project for the based Cary supply. And in Bologna, Pierre Capponi, a lovelorn younger barman, is ready to embark on a painful odyssey looking for his lacking father.
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When they reached the group they grew serious again. Zollo took the piles of banknotes and made as if to go, but the boss intervened: ‘No, these are good lads, that’s the phrase, isn’t it? Good lads! Bravi guaglioni! ’ His bodyguard held out some of the money to the two boys, keeping his eye on his boss until he had stopped nodding. 100itext 9/3/05 30 7:17 am Page 30 WU MING The two errand boys looked at the banknotes but didn’t have the courage to take them. Five thousand lire. Each. ’ They fled, wildly excited about the money and the fact that the big boss had deemed them worthy of his attention.
It means that he’s got more experience! But the Slavs are horrible people, you can never trust them, gypsies the lot of them, worse than the southerners. ’ Then, because he’s about to hit the jack, Melega leans over the billiard table and is silent for a moment, concentrating on the game. Turning his back on the door, he fails to notice that Benfenati, from the Section, is here on his usual visit. After scoring his point, he is about to continue with his speech, particularly the insults directed against gypsies, southerners and tramps, but Bortolotti manages to save him: ‘Benfenati’s here, Mauro,’ he says loudly.
Pierre’s eyes met those of his brother Nicola, hard as nails as ever, and as always when he went dancing. He saw him turn red and holding in his rage. That look granted him no more than a few minutes of independence, just long enough to say goodbye to everyone, and he had every intention of squeezing every last second out of it. He came out from behind the bar and walked slowly across the floor, elegant and loose-limbed. He stopped at the cardsharps’ table. ‘See you, Bottone, I’m off. ’ 100itext 9/3/05 40 7:17 am Page 40 WU MING He said goodbye to La Gaggia and Walterún, and waited for a glance from Garibaldi, like a blessing before he set off for the arena.