Someone on Facebook was selling books.
I purchased a few Alfred Jarry and Edouard Leve titles.
This was years ago.
I have subsequently forgotten who sold me these books.
I finally got around to reading ‘Autoportrait’ by Edouard Leve.
Upon flicking through the pages, I found a couple of receipts from the previous owner.
Based on the nature of the novel, it seemed apt that I would discover these receipts.
One of these receipts is from the 15 November 2012.
It is for a credit card transaction of $20.
The transaction occurred at 11:08am.
The transaction occurred at Advanced Dermatology at 130 West 86th Street in New York.
It was wedged four pages in from the back cover.
It is slightly faded.
The word ‘dermatology’ is unable to be read.
The other receipt is also for a $20 sale.
This transaction was on the 6 November 2012.
The time was 5:33pm.
The transaction occurred at Martino and Reagan Chiropractic.
The business address is 33 Greenwich Avenue, Apartment 1C.
This was again in New York.
The receipt is flat and well-preserved.
The top of the receipt has slight water damage.
The receipt was inserted on Page 117.
This is the last page of the story.
I have disposed of these receipts.
I have read 37 pages of ‘Autoportrait’ so far.