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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: The Women

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Women by T.C. Boyle

"She heard Alice cry out 'Stop!' in a breathless gasp and then there were more footsteps and a man's voice was repeating the injunction even as the door of the room across from hers was flung open and a woman entered her line of vision, all skirts and hat and angry flailing shoulders. A thought darted in and out of her head - should she try to hide the baby, tuck her in under the bedclothes, the pillows, slip her down on the floor beneath the bed? - and then the door flew back and and there she was, Miriam, her face bloated and red, her eyes set close as an animal's, Miriam in the flesh, her mouth twisting round the only word she could summon: 'You!' she shouted. 'You!'"

Wow, I didn't realize how long Boyle's sentence were until I tried to pick out two for the teaser. This is the very first time that Frank Lloyd's wife #2 (Miriam) meets wife #3-to-be (Olgivanna).

6 comments:

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Is she trying to steal someone's baby?! Great teaser! Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here

TBM said...

LOL...those are long sentences.

Here's mine:

http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/teaser-tuesday-aug-16/

The Book Gatherer said...

Wow! Very long sentences. Lucky you weren't trying to read them out loud! Sounds like an interesting passage though

http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesdays_16.html

Fireflywishes said...

That's a super long sentence lol I haven't ever heard of that book before. Makes me wonder why the one woman is chasing the other woman.. and why one is trying to hide a baby..

April @ My Shelf Confessions

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I loved The Tortilla Curtain by this author; it was so sad in places, though. This teaser made me have to look up the book; I think it belongs on my to-buy list! Thanks for sharing!

fiction-books said...

Hi Carin,

Some great teaser lines there, really got me wondering just what was going on.

It's good to find a book with lengthy enough sentences to make a reasonable post out of. So many books have such short staccato sentences, with very few words, that a couple of sentences just aren't enough to convey any atmosphere.

The lines had me intrigued and the synopsis even more so. Frank Lloyd Wright sounds like a real character, with all his shenanigans.

I have to say that I think the US cover for this book, is much better than the UK version, see what you think:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Women-T-Coraghessan-Boyle/dp/1408800985/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313643163&sr=8-1

Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne