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1913. Vance, American screenwriter, short story writer and novelist, begins Joan Thursday: She stood on the southeast corner of Broadway at Twenty-second Street, waiting for a northbound car with a vacant seat. She had been on her feet all day and was very tired, so tired that the prospect of being obliged to stand all the way uptown seemed quite intolerable. And so, though quick with impatience to get home and have it over with, she chose to wait. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.