Sunday Sentence

UnAmericansAnother Sunday when I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, which asks others to share the best sentence(s) we’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

So, as always, he gave the shorthand: he’d never known his father, he had no siblings, his mother had passed away when he was twenty-one.

Source: Molly Antopol, “Retrospective,” in The UnAmericans

I know I’m not supposed to comment, but I have to say that once again, I found myself reading a book (The UnAmericans) filled with so many remarkable sentences–remarkable in such a variety of ways–that I had a lot of trouble choosing just one.