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A Life Perhaps Worth Restoring
By Fernando Sorrentino RSS
Short Story • 5,421w • English
The Fictile Word RSS / January 2010
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A short story by Fernando Sorrentino about a man obsessed with cleanliness. Translated from Spanish by Emmy Briggs.

Like everyone else, I have my own phobias and manias. I am obsessed by cleanliness. I like animals, but only in the zoo or in museums. I do not touch, nor do I allow myself to be touched by dogs or cats. I do everything I can to eliminate spiders or insects at home. I cannot even stand the zooming by of a fly or a mosquito. Fine...

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