By Fern Michaels
After years of status by means of their ladies, the Sisterhood’s major others have additionally develop into unswerving neighbors. And now Jack Emery, Nikki’s husband, has enlisted Ted, Joe, Jay, Bert, Dennis, and Abner to shape a top-secret association referred to as BOLO Consultants.
Jack has missions in brain. the 1st: supplying a few behind-the-scenes aid to Nikki’s legislation enterprise as they tackle the omnipotent Andover prescribed drugs. Andover’s anti-leukemia drug motives bad uncomfortable side effects in younger sufferers, yet a class-action swimsuit turns out doomed to fail. BOLO specialists have a prescription to treatment that. in the meantime, Virginia’s lieutenant governor has a sideline as a slum landlord, and his impoverished tenants are pain. Tyler Sandford believes his prestige places him above the legislation. but if the Sisterhood and their allies choose to get entangled, nobody is past the succeed in of real justice…
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The bloody ideal against which Jules fulminates is a pretext for erecting sanctuaries, producing art works, writing novels, fashioning artifacts that outlive their creators for a while before returning to the generative matrix of the cemetery. Jules may assert: “La nature, ce n’est pas de rêver… c’est de vivre,”26 but when confronted with the world’s irrationality and violence – when forced to contemplate the prospect of death – men can do nothing but embody dreams that, in time, come to nothing.
As Mirbeau would come to realize, utopia is another disabling maternal sanctuary, a place where “artistes engagés” are rendered obsolete, as mankind’s universal happiness makes literature superfluous. This is why Mintié prefers the symbol of the crucifix, representing, as it does, the interminable Passion of the savior, which never ends with death and an indescribable resurrection. This is why Mintié projects himself as a suffering redeemer – imprisoned in the body, denied any real transcendence.
As he had with Jean Mintié, Mirbeau associates Pamphile’s greatness with his abjection, his threadbare clothes, his obsequious cunning being used in the service of an impossible goal. Cheating, wheedling, scheming, stooping to the most demeaning ruses, Pamphile displays an unscrupulousness that evidences his nobility. , p. 386. , p. 390. Iconoclasm: L’AbbJ Jules 47 begins with the removal of obstacles. Ultimately, for Mirbeau, creative energy is best utilized when it is directed at a program of hygienic destruction.
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