The truth about Larry was...

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The truth about Larry was...

Creator

Jeff Sharlet

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https://instagram.com/p/siCE1lJ3zc/

Date

2014-09-04

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The truth about Larry was that he'd moved to this dead little town after his Lake George shop, The Wizard's Den, burned down. He wanted to be near his mother. "You'll see her flitting around." I didn't, but her influence on her son was everywhere visible: stuffed puppies and martyr figurines, gilded teapots and St. Lucy, holding her eyes, plucked out by the emperor's men for refusing to look upon the sins of the flesh. As I was admiring her, a skinny girl in shorts and a spaghetti string tank top came in. 17, maybe 18. "Danielle," said Larry. He did not sound happy. Danielle wanted to sell him an iPhone. Whose it was she did not say. "Look," she smiled, leaning across the counter and holding the phone beneath her chin in steepled hands. "Please? Please?" Larry stared down at his own hands, pressed against the counter's edge. "You know I don't buy those," he muttered. She left without saying another word. #photoessay 2/6 #prayerhands #stlucy #everydaypeople #documentary #picturesandwords #oralhistoryoftheworld

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Jeff Sharlet, “The truth about Larry was...,” The InstaEssay Archive, accessed September 23, 2018, http://instaessayarchive.org/items/show/2552.