Robert is riding his bike. Robert locks his bike to a parking meter. He walks into a Chinese restaurant. He orders food and eats it. He drinks an entire pot of tea. He pisses four times. Outside he can feel winter coming. He wishes he had eaten a pear instead of fried bean curd. He unlocks his bike and rides it to the library. He locks his bike and finds a book of short stories by Martin Amis and reads three of them and feels upset and confused. Later he goes home and feels good. He goes to bed. He thinks, “Lisa and I will go out again and this time it really will be great. She’s great.” He is asleep.