One discovers all kinds of things while travelling, including books one spent time with, lined up on thrift store shelves.
I have read most of the stories in the Anguses' 1967 Contemporary American Short Stories, one of which is James Purdy's "Encore" (1957).
Upon my return I removed from "Encore" everything but the attributions, a "subtracted" work that behaves more like a poem than a story.
"Encore", Encore: Attributions, Adverbs and Attitude from James Purdy's 1957 Short Story
Merta told her brother