"once watched Madisonâ€™s father stumble out of a dive bar with a leathery
old whore so he could sodomize her in the back seat of his Jetta. Back
then, I thought I was witnessing the final, sordid aria of my friend’s
operatic downward spiral, but what I could never have predicted was
that his true denouement would be less Icarus, more common animal dying
in the woods."