"The city was divided," James Salter once wrote, "into those coming up and those coming down." This is in "American Express," which appeared in Dusk and Other Stories, published in 1988.
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When my husband Jack and I got together more than twenty years ago, it was in a time when virtually every other marriage was ending in divorce, stats so terrible they'd engendered their own grim humor: You could shop for your next husband.
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