By Adam Braver
Driving domestic at nightfall, Claire Andrews, an artwork background professor at a prestigious New England collage, by chance moves and kills a boy. even though instantly cleared of blame, she is still left psychologically devastated and haunted by means of the accident's results. in the meantime Claire wrestles along with her examine of Vincent van Gogh's Crows over the Wheatfield and the painting's mysterious courting to its creator's premature demise. As worrisome parallels among the suicidal artist's existence and her personal start to emerge, she'll need to reconcile herself to her prior to turn into complete back . . . or hand over to the darkness that's enveloping her.
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Her East Side neighborhood was very competitive about the holiday, with the expectation of mandatory participation. Failure to participate could taint you for the rest of the year, thereby violating the New England ethic of privacy behind closed doors. She Crows over the Wheatfield 33 would have to ask Richard to manage this—she just couldn’t imagine who else to turn to. He could go to the CVS for all the requisite supplies to maintain a respectable Halloween home, and then over to pick up the luminaria supplies at the Wallers’ house.
I can’t believe it is even real . . ” She folded the phone in half, not sure if that had hung it up. When Claire looked around, and only she and Almeida were still there, the haunting vacancy of the scene began to make the accident devastatingly more real. She started to realize how impossible the drive home might be. Almeida stared into the Accord on occasion as he ﬁnished his survey. He wrote down a few notes, and then started up his car, probably to let it warm. The gray exhaust blew straight and hard, almost solid looking.
He would want to know how this happened and who did what. And all she could ever tell him was that she didn’t know. If he did ask anything about the boy, Claire would be able to describe the skateboarder as though look- 32 Adam Braver ing at a portrait on the wall, with the precision to detail that transcended technique. But any moments leading up to seeing his face before the windshield were just randomly edited scenes. She changed lanes for no real reason, other than to try to keep command over the car.