25% done with Stoner

They let life lead them around out of their own control. They misread each other all the time.

“He felt a distant closeness to her” distant closeness.

“His words were smothered and he could not hear what he said.”

Did making love cause her to be sick or was it the champagne? Both, perhaps, but it’s supposed to be sadly ambiguous.

Prohibition coming.

Why did Sloan cry with news of the war ending?