The Book of the Grotesque* A writer has a carpenter come over to raise his bed to look out the window. * The carpenter shares the story of his life. * The writer tries to sleep and he dreams of the people he knows and their truths. * The writer decides to write a book about the people he knows and their truths, which he calls "grotesques". * The writer's book is never published.
Hands* A man named Wing lives in a small town and keeps mostly to himself. * Wing is known for his hands, but he also fears them. * Wing used to live in Pennsylvania where he works as a teacher. * A student accuses Wing of touching him inappropriately and he is eventually driven from town without any idea of the accusation.
Paper Pills* Dr. Reefy is a small town doctor. * A tall, dark girl visits him when she is pregnant...
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