Five acts of friendship

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  • Published 20050607
  • ISBN: 9780733316081
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

To fall in love is to create a religion with a fallible god. – Borges

Act I – THE Polish Girl (1986): The Polish girl is dead, so she is not at the centre of this story. But, like Stephen Jay Gould’s spandrels bridging the arches in San Marco’s Basilica, the Polish girl is the locus for the pattern I am making to explain why I should have made a friend of her friend SueZ. It is SueZ who counts here.

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