The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

‘Men­doza, Ar­gentina: The door flies open. Bright light floods into the dark room, fram­ing the sil­hou­ette of a large man who stands there, un­mov­ing. “What?” Will de­mands, rais­ing onto his el­bows, squint­ing into the harsh light. “What’s go­ing on?” ... The man re­mains in the door­way, say­ing noth­ing, a mute loom­ing hulk. He sur­veys the ho­tel room, the di­shev­elled bed, dis­carded cloth­ing, burned-down can­dles, wine bot­tles and glasses ... Will had been ly­ing in bed, star­ing at the ceil­ing, wor­ry­ing. But not about this, not about an in­truder. Now Will’s mind is flood­ing with com­pet­ing sce­nar­ios and their dif­fer­ent lev­els of emer­gency.’


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