By Sally Howe

Sally Howe lives and writes (but mostly waitresses) in New York City.

  1. Previously in this series: How To Tell If You Are In A Victor Hugo Novel. You are fifty, a little frail, and the meat of your life is gone. And yet—do you not still feel part of it? Despite your age, despite Oliver’s slights, do you not still feel, even now, that you are a part of the rollicking heart of the city, the flowers in lusty bloom at Charing Cross, the hum…