M Train by Patti Smith, a partial index

anchovies: 9, 168 (w/spaghetti, green onions and garlic)

Arthur Rackham: 62

bathroom of Café ’Ino: 45, 74, 80

Bedford Street: 5, 7, 75, 204, 205

bee socks: 77, 115, 169

brown bread: 7, 9, 31, 45, 48 (toast), 152, 168, 204

cat toys: 28 (“catnip-enhanced mice toys”), 155

cats (her own or others’): 5, 28, 64, 74, 95, 99, 146, 147, 154, 202, 203, 251

coat: 5, 31, 38, 56, 62, 66, 80, 140, 155, 160, 161, 164, 170, 242, 243, 253

codfish stew: 111

coffee: 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 20, 24, 25, 28, 31, 45, 48, 64, 66, 71, 77, 80, 85, 86, 94, 98 (out-of-order machine), 99, 108, 110, 111, 112 (“I could drink fourteen cups without compromising my sleep.”), 113, 114, 119, 127, 130, 132, 134, 135, 136, 145, 150, 151, 152, 155, 164, 173, 176, 180, 191, 192, 195, 202, 204, 211, 217, 225, 231, 234

cold buckwheat noodles with yam: 94

cold water on face: 5

composition book: 215

crumb cake: 110

Davy Crockett: 81, 82, 142

Edmund Fitzgerald, the: 234

fish bone in throat: 112

Fred Sonic Smith: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (pale blue eyes), 21, 23, 24, 32, 37, 71, 78, 85, 86, 87, 92, 129, 130, 131, 132, 148, 149, 156, 170, 171, 175, 177, 181, 183, 204 (crooked smile), 221, 225, 227, 231, 232, 234, 235, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 248 (his fingers)

Fred’s shirts: 15, 79, 208

hands, seeing your own in a dream: 81, 116, 253

hot washcloth: 79

“jewels and gears of a common mind”: 87

Jiminy Cricket: 75

journal: 63, 110, 178

Kill Devil Hills: 86

malaise: 25, 28, 91, 208

marinated beans: 151

migraine: 120, 148

milk: 121 (“The air was perfect, like milk.”)

milky corpuscles: 179

milky light: 36, 148

Moleskin: 115, 195

napkins: 27, 45, 48, 50, 53, 78, 112, 139, 211, 212, 213, 115, 175, 200, 202, 203, 208

Nescafé: 30, 86, 224, 225, 226

notebook: 2, 27, 51, 80, 83, 109, 111, 113, 115, 160, 175, 200, 202, 203, 208

olive oil: 7, 9, 31, 45, 152, 168, 204

peanut butter: 147, 165 (sandwich)

red miso soup: 165

Sarah Linden: 32 (“Yesterday’s poets are today’s detectives.”), 46, 127, 142, 238, 239, 240

sardines: 99, 147

shrimp balls and steamed cabbage dumplings wrapped in leaves in a bamboo basket: 177

Sixth Avenue: 31, 38, 109, 141, 160, 206

spaghetti: 136, 147, 168 (w/anchovies, green onions and garlic)

station: 1, 54, 55, 132, 142 (W. 4th St. station), 146 (same), 183, 189, 190, 198

steaming abalone, green-tea soba noodles, and warm tea: 192

train: 4, 123 (M train), 128 (A train), 132, 135, 145 (A train), 190, 191, 192, 198, 231

watch cap: 5, 7, 31, 38, 90, 109, 115, 117, 141, 155, 160, 177

“What a Wonderful World”: 78, 235

white bean soup: 64

writing about nothing: 3, 7, 63, 64

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References are to first hardcover edition, 2015.

Kim Church is the author of Byrd, a novel (Dzanc Books, 2014). Her short work has appeared in The Sun, the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Journal, the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, and elsewhere. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.