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 Post subject: Mary Karr, DFW and "Tommy Doocey"
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:02 pm 
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IJ, page 18:
"She said she knew a guy just over the river in Allston who sold high-resin dope in moderate bulk ... he lived in a trailer and had a harelip and kept snakes and had no phone ..." [see also page 179]

Mary Karr, The Liar's Club (1995), page 76:
"I knew a drug dealer once who collected them [snakes] in glass tanks all over his trailer. He had a harelip that somehow protected him from the stink, but the rest of us became, when dickering over pharmaceuticals with him, the noisiest and most adenoidal mouth breathers."


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Karr, DFW and "Tommy Doocey"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:14 am 
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Not strange. In the 90s, Karr dated David Foster Wallace.
It seems also that in her last book Lit, which is due out in November 2009, she spent three pages on their relationship
http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/tonyblog/2009/06/mary-karr-remembers-david-foster-wallace/


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