E-mail received 11/4/2007; Taipei, Taiwan:
Well, in case I had any doubts as to the verity of your asshole nature last night, all I had to do upon waking this afternoon was to look in the mirror and see the huge hickey you left for my me, right in the middle of my neck. Thank you. I’m sure my students will appreciate this visual lesson in western culture. If you truly are a writer, at least you can be assured you have the asshole part of it down. After all, whoever heard of a nice writer?
I have not found your sock.