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Offline t k

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---- all the women turn to cordwood in the town
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:53:25 am »
Well. (There is the other knowledge. Her body is young and strong and he knows the smell of her breasts, which are like powdered infant-flesh, but all the women turn to cordwood in the town.) You take that guy Joe Mackey who got Alice with a kid and left her, my own sister, but I tell ya I don't blame him. You got to see that, Agnes.  (from The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "all the women turn to cordwood in the town".  Perhaps "all the women become the same in the town" or "all the women seek the same kind of men in the town"?  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: ---- all the women turn to cordwood in the town
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 10:53:23 am »
I think they became old and dry
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