Suffering is universal.
Tiny Cooper is splayed out across the thin carpet, using his backpack as a pillow. Heâ€™s wearing skinny jeans, which look very much like denim sausage casings.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
History doesn't have a curfew.
Headline?" he asked. "'Swing Set Needs Home,'" I said. "'Desperately Lonely Swing Set Needs Loving Home,'" he said. "'Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children,'" I said.