Cockroaches in Paradise

Jane Sutton White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer Text Publishing, 2016, 256 pages, $32.99   The cockroaches set up their morning and afternoon teas on the lawn. I don’t know where they have lunch—perhaps under the fridge in the shade. They drag fig leaves as big as platters across the gravel and arrange little twigs as seats. Somehow my breakfast of scrambled egg is delicately placed with a bacon rind on top. Why am I surprised in paradise? I yell at the family, “Don’t drop your clothes on the floor—they will nap in the pockets.” Crisp…

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