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Everytime I walked by he was playing the same song.

Everytime I walked by he was playing the same song.

The Gypsy at The Sterling

The gypsy at the Sterling from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“Gypsy girls can be beautiful when they are young, but their lifestyle takes its toll pretty fast.”

The Lobby of The Sterling

Residents of the Sterling from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“The place smelled like old pennies and looked a little grubby and felt a wee bit creepy.”

The Sterling

The Sterling Residential Hotel from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“It was the kind of hotel where everyone checked in with an alias and where you might go if you were hiding out from the law.”

The Disguise

Hot days and spirit gum don't go together from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“Unfortunately, spirit gum tends to lose its hold once you start sweating.”

Mira

Mira maid at the Del Mar from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“The truth is, I had already imagined what Mira would look like with nothing on except a pair of panties around her ankles.”

Del Mar Front Desk

Del Mar Front Desk from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“…the skanky-looking motel proprietress emerged from behind a heavy curtain hung across a doorway with a cigarette dangling from her lips, squinting to keep the smoke from her eyes. “

Del Mar Pool

Del Mar Pool from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“The Del Mar was a crummy $90-a-night airport motel that sat between a used car lot and rows of self-storage units directly under the flight path for easterly arrivals.”

Spearchucker

Spearchucker from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“I could tell by the ringtone that it was Spearchucker. He said he was en route to a crime scene at the municipal pool and asked me to meet him there.”

Oktoberfest in the Music Room

Oktoberfest in the Music Room from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“Membership in the German Club never exceeded many more than half a dozen and meetings were regularly attended by half of that.”

Zonkey in Little Mexico

Zonkey in Little Mexico from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“You didn’t go to Little Mexico to have your picture taken with the zebra-painted burro, but the more you drank the more “fucking amazing” it became, and more often than not, you went home with the inevitable souvenir snapshot of you kissing the burro on the lips and a hole in your wallet where ten bucks used to be.”

Tom Jon

Tom Jon from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“To be honest, I had lost confidence in his ability to make food that didn’t gross me out, since the last time I had eaten one of his egg rolls I bit into a rubber band.”

Persian Merkins

“Besides selling Persian Merkins on the internet from her apartment she could be found lounging on haystacks and leaning on tractors in an erotic agricultural farm calendar…”

Woody and Phaedra

Woody and Phaedra from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“One time I thought I heard someone with her, but it was just her spicing up her act by including Woody, her ventriloquist dummy.”

Confiscation of a Monkey’s Sense of Inferiority

Confiscation of a Monkey's Sense of Inferiority by Perry V Wade from his novel Morningwood.

“Anyway, on the walls of my apartment hung a couple of paintings I acquired from clients in lieu of payment that gave the place an air of sophistication that it otherwise would not have.”

My Boy

My Boy from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“He told me all he wanted for Christmas besides a chain wallet was for me to get a new car.”

The Douglas

Peephole at The Douglas from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“Subsequent to my divorce I moved into a tremendously deficient efficiency apartment in a tenement called The Douglas in one of the third-worldiest parts of the city because sometimes you gotta do shit you don’t want to because life isn’t fair and shit doesn’t always go your way and not everyone gets to live in a bungalow.”

The Hazel-Atlas

Lloyd Standing in front of the Hazel Atlas from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“I lived in The Hazel-Atlas. It was one of the many aging and nondescript dingbats in my neighborhood that were erected in a hurry and became emblematic of the sprawl aesthetic of the 60’s.”

My Bus Stop Bench Ad

Morningwood Bus Stop Bench Ad

“If you saw my ad on a bus stop bench you would know I was the eponymous proprietor of Morningwood Investigations, and that no job is too small.”

Joachim

Joachim the cat from the novel "Morningwood" by Perry V Wade.

“I had to keep his head in a cone because he liked to maul his tail. That’s just mental.”