Help me fill in this vague recollection of a story I read?
January 17, 2013 11:58 AM Subscribe
Help me fill in this vague recollection of a story I read? I read it probably as recently as last year. I don't remember if it's a short story or an incident in a novel.
posted by Infinity_8 to media & arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Anyway, a man's family is at the lake or at the beach. He is supposed to join them at some point but winds up taking a room in a nearby town. There, he becomes fascinated with some writings left behind by the room's prior tenant, a woman who died (tragically?)
It's all so vague. I have a memory of being moved by it and finding it fascinating and now I just can't take the extra step to remembering what it is so that I can reread it. Anybody got bells ringing?
Seems to me there was a landlady at the rooming house who was either venal or overly friendly or curious. I think he made occasional short train trips to the place where the family was staying, without letting on to them that he was staying nearby.