A Geography of Secrets by Frederick Reuss
Driving into work one day, I found myself in a different city.
I felt a pang of shame for the seedy atmosphere that had overtaken the room. . . . It was also Nicole, distraughtly puffing away at her cigarettes, the disorder of the apartment, the dreary winter weather, the shabbiness of lives foreshortened by cocktails and weltschmerz.
I just started this yesterday, so am combining an Opening Sentence post with Teaser Tuesday.
Although I have only read the first chapter, I think I am going to like this one. "The shabbiness of lives foreshortened by cocktails and weltschmerz" is one helluva phrase.
This has been on my Guilt List for quite a while.
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