Arnon Grunberg

The Mark


I hadn’t been to the bar at The Mark in ages.
Last night I went to The Mark -- I had a quick drink with a friend.
My friend said: “I’m a parasite. You know that I’m a parasite don’t you?”

“I know,” I answered. “But you are a happy parasite. You should write a book entitled ‘The Happy Parasite’. Or perhaps even better, you should turn your life into a reality show. Please, be a proud parasite.”