1 Work in Man and Boy - Rattigan
02 Oct 2018
The man is still at the bar as Basil approaches. He sticks out even more in his brown suit, conspicuous among the bright colors, looking as apart, as mismatched to this place as anyone could, his expression flat, almost dour, eyes chilly, close-cropped hair rust-red in the watery light. He has a thin, solemn face and sallow features sharp enough to cut. A full mustache sits, meticulously sculpted, as though carved, on his upper lip. Something aggressive, insistent about that, asserting yes, this is my face, the face of a serious man, to be taken seriously.
The son of a disgraced businessman and an English country doctor meet in Greenwich Village in 1949.
- Part 1 of A Man Cannot Outrun Himself