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Afternoon of the Pawnbrokers

Home again in post-crash, subprime Indiana

(missing author)

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by Jonathon Sturgeon

? (2020). Afternoon of the Pawnbrokers. The Baffler, 49, pp. 62-71

(verb) report rumor

65

they returned to redeem their collateral eight of ten times, a ludicrous claim I later learned was bruited by scheming brokers regardless of region.

like bandied about?

—p.65 missing author
notable
1 year ago

they returned to redeem their collateral eight of ten times, a ludicrous claim I later learned was bruited by scheming brokers regardless of region.

like bandied about?

—p.65 missing author
notable
1 year ago

(verb) to promote the growth or development of; rouse incite

66

My first day on the job was as I expected: business was good. A post-crash malaise had fomented the rural poor’s already healthy distrust of the banking system, and, anyway, many clients were among the longstanding unbanked

—p.66 missing author
notable
1 year ago

My first day on the job was as I expected: business was good. A post-crash malaise had fomented the rural poor’s already healthy distrust of the banking system, and, anyway, many clients were among the longstanding unbanked

—p.66 missing author
notable
1 year ago

(noun) the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings; exuberance

67

This student mother had an ebullient, infectious, even defiant personality that softened the pawnbrokers.

—p.67 missing author
notable
1 year ago

This student mother had an ebullient, infectious, even defiant personality that softened the pawnbrokers.

—p.67 missing author
notable
1 year ago

the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement

68

For the next couple of minutes, she abrogated her family history.

I genuinely don't think this word is being used properly

—p.68 missing author
strange
1 year ago

For the next couple of minutes, she abrogated her family history.

I genuinely don't think this word is being used properly

—p.68 missing author
strange
1 year ago
69

Other clients were deranged and dangerous. One day a Charles Manson clone slithered up to the counter with a canvas bundle; I recoiled. When he unveiled his goods, I saw a handful of glistening knives emblazoned with swastikas. “Take these?” he hissed. I turned him away. A few minutes later, I told the rest of the pawnbrokers. Incredulous, they berated me for rejecting his Nazi paraphernalia, which they knew to be highly collectible in those parts. They also warned that he might return with a vengeance. In a way, he did.

damn

—p.69 missing author 1 year ago

Other clients were deranged and dangerous. One day a Charles Manson clone slithered up to the counter with a canvas bundle; I recoiled. When he unveiled his goods, I saw a handful of glistening knives emblazoned with swastikas. “Take these?” he hissed. I turned him away. A few minutes later, I told the rest of the pawnbrokers. Incredulous, they berated me for rejecting his Nazi paraphernalia, which they knew to be highly collectible in those parts. They also warned that he might return with a vengeance. In a way, he did.

damn

—p.69 missing author 1 year ago