1. She gingerly turns the pages of the Francis Bacon book, as if she’s afraid to catch some disease.
2. “She doesn’t want to be buried with my father. She wants to be cremated, and put upstate next to her mother, who’s all alone. A couple of urns jabbering away on the shores of Lake Sebago. Ha, ha!”
3. She leans over the bucket, expecting to puke again. While she waits she sneaks a sip of scotch.