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When Katie died, I had to tell him over and over she was gone and in the grave.
He simply did not believe me. Not because he was obtuse — (perhaps the
alcohol was obtuse) — but because the image of Katie dead could not be made
to fit into what he thought was reality. Death was not proper. It couldn't just walk in
like that and take up residence. Bud had not accounted for it in his scheme of
things. He refused to come to the lying-in. He said it was a put-up job. "You're
lying, Neil," he ...
Bud's life was like that: shabby; squalid, like Katie's death. I am an actor - and
because I am an actor, I have had - for almost forty years — contact with well-
written lives. When an actor throws up his hands and cannot manage to play a
role, his response is always going to be: I can't do this because I don't believe it.
Katie's death and the nominal "end" of my brother's life were like that. No one in
their right mind could make them believable. The facts and the images are too
banal for ...
meantime, the oxygen man was forced to continue on his rounds because his
other clients' needs were just the same as Katie's: a matter of life and death. After
that incident, Katie left Bud and their rented house in Scarborough and came
down into Forest Hill, where she stayed with her cousin Jean. Jean gave me a
call and said: "we're going to have to take Katie in. She can't go home again." So
a system was devised whereby — to all intents and purposes — Katie played the
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