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Sax Man

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His father, like Smitty much later, was forced to find new work. Smitty, Henry hoped, got more help from his employer than his father had. Smitty's employer might have moved him to another surface lot to watch over, unlike his father who received only two weeks advance pay and a hearty handshake and wave goodbye from the Driscoll Building manager, before moving on to a series of odd jobs and a steadily rising taste for liquor. A taste which was somehow passed along to young Henry, the older version of whom crossed LaSalle Street with thoughts of the Landmark Lounge once again in his mind.

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July 14, 2008 in Fiction | Permalink