Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Leaving Brooklyn


"Had these women, hair carved by beauticians, bodies encased in God knows what steely underclothes, ever felt what I felt? . . . If they had, how could they be sitting here calmly playing mah jongg"

Leaving Brooklyn by Lynn Sharon Schwartz (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner; new introduction by Ursula Hegi; super cool Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts edition).

I love that carved hair image!


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.




13 comments :

Whitney said...

I've heard really good things about this book. What a fun teaser.

jlshall said...

This is one I really want to read. Also would really love to learn how to play mah jongg. Guess I need to get my hair carved first! Fantastic teaser.
Here's mine.

Rose City Reader said...

Whitney -- I had never heard of this one until Hawthorne Books sent it to me. It is really, really good.

Joy -- I think you would like it. It's so well-written that you can accept a pretty disturbing story.

I would also love to play mah jongg! I'm fascinated. But I don't think my flat hair would stand much carving.

Aleksandra said...

Really great teaser :)

Hannah Stoneham said...

this is a fantastic teaser - one of the best that I have read.

thanks for sharing

Hannah

Kathy Martin said...

Actually, it was the steely underclothes that got me.

My Teaser Tuesday is here.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful teaser, great imagery. I am adding this one to my list. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/04/teaser-tuesdays-alexandra-gone_13.html

Rose City Reader said...

Aleksandra -- Thanks for visiting!

Hannah -- It is a good teaser! It made me laugh and then it made me think about the different ways I thought as a teenager compared to now that I am an adult.

Kathy -- I think I've worn some of those steely underclothes myself! That one hit close to home!

Jennifer -- thanks for the link!

shinyideas said...

Such great descriptions in such a small package. Great choice for a teaser!

My own teaser is at Bookishgal.

Rose City Reader said...

Shiney -- Yes, it does pack a lot in! There's a whole story in there.

pussreboots said...

I've also heard good things about Leaving Brooklyn. My teaser is here.

JHS. said...

Oh, my . . . the mental images that teaser conjures up are amazing!

JHS
Colloquium

Rose City Reader said...

pussreboots -- Thanks for visiting and leaving your link!

JHS -- It does capture your imagination, doesn't it?

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