2014.07.22【英译中】谎言书 序言(1)字数:509

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PROLOGUE 

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Nineteen years ago 

19年前

Miami, Florida 

迈阿密,弗罗里达

When Calvin Harper was five, his petite, four-foot-eleven-inch mom ripped the pillow from his bed at three a.m. and told him that dust mites were feeding off his skin. “We need to wash it. Now!” On that night, his mom seemed to change into someone else, as if she were possessed by some ghost or devil . . . or demon.

在加尔文·哈珀五岁的时候,他身材娇小、四英尺十一英寸的妈妈撕扯着他床上的枕头,并告诉他那些尘螨会嗜食他的皮肤。“我们需要去洗掉它!马上!”在那天晚上,他的妈妈似乎变成了另外一个人,就好像她是被幽灵或鬼魂附身……或是魔鬼。

His dad told Calvin it was one of Mommy’s “bad days.” The doctors had a name for it, too.

加尔文的爸爸告诉他,这是他妈妈的一个倒霉日子。医生也为此命名。

Bipolar.

两极世界。

When Calvin was seven, his mom called home with a cheery slur in her voice (the demon loved a good drink) to proudly tell him she had carved Calvin’s initials in her arm. When Calvin was eight and she was in a drunken rage, she took the family dog to the pound and “accidentally” had him put down. The demon liked laughs.

在加尔文七岁的时候,他的妈妈打电话到家里,她的声音活泼又有些含糊不清(恶魔都爱喝杯好酒)。她骄傲地告诉他,她把他的名字——加尔文的首字母雕刻在了自己的手臂上。在加尔文八岁的时候,她像是发酒疯,她把家里养的狗带到了兽栏,然后“不小心”把它掉了下去。恶魔喜欢大笑。

But none of those nights prepared Calvin for this one.

但那些都还是没能让加尔文准备好面对这个晚上。

Fresh from his bath, with his white blond hair still soaking wet and dangling over the birthmark near his left eye, nine-year-old Calvin sat in his room, bearing down on his paper with an orange Crayola, while his parents shouted in the kitchen.

刚洗完澡,他铂金色的头发仍然湿淋淋的,垂悬在他左眼旁的胎记那边。当他的父母在厨房里尖叫的时候,九岁的加尔文正坐在房间里,用一支橙色的彩笔在纸上涂画。

Tonight, the demon was back.

这一晚,恶魔回来了。

Rosalie, put it down! his father growled.

“罗莎莉,把它放下!”他的父亲吼道。

Crash.

摔碎了。

Get away from me, Lloyd! his mother howled. Clang.

“离我远点,劳埃德!”他的母亲吼叫着。叮当。

His father grunted. Thats it youre done! he screamed back.

他的父亲咕哝了一声。“就是这样——你已经做到了!”他的父亲冲她尖叫道。

Youre done!

“你做到了!”

Cling. Clang. Cling.

叮当。叮当。叮当。

 

我发完就上课去=_=大早上看这个……

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