He earned a modest, comfortable salary and owned a modest, comfortable home in an undistinguished suburb of Boston.
She stopped for red lights that hung in the air over crossings of anonymous streets in unknown suburbs, she turned corners, she passed other cars, and she was certain that no accident could happen to her tonight; her car was directed by remote control—one of those automatic rays she’d read about—was it a beacon or a radio beam?—and she only sat at the wheel.
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She drives from her home in the suburbs to her office downtown.
I want a suburban home with a white picket fence and a big yard.