Tuesday, November 29, 2005


“Whiskey-and-vermillion hustlers, painting the night vermillion.”

Chicago: A City on the Make: An Homage to Nelson Algren

Excerpt from pgs. 10-11: “The portage’s single hotel was a barracks, it’s streets were pig-wallows, and all the long summer night the Pottawattomies mourned beside that river: down in the barracks the horse-dealers and horse stealers were making a night of it again. Whiskey and vermillion hustlers, painting the night vermillion.”


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