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336 pages, Hardcover
First published July 6, 2021
"I was thinking about how the good die young," Buddy Lee said.
"I guess that's why we're still here," Ike said as he put the truck in gear.
"I ain't never been in a gay bar before. But it looks like they serve bourbon, so I guess I'll be alright," Buddy Lee said.
"People like Isiah and Derek and didn't deserve to die the way they did. And the people that killed them don't deserve to live. I can't speak for Buddy Lee, but that's what keeps me going," Ike said.
"Revenge?" Tangerine asked. Ike smiled ruefully.
"No, hate. Folks like to talk about revenge like it's a righteous thing but it's just hate in a nicer suit," Ike said.
"Feels like we waited pretty late in the day to start learning shit," Buddy Lee said. The bartender brought them two more shots.
"Day ain't over yet," Ike said.