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.


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


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!

Anonymous 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!


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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