Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

She is sequins and animal print; cigarette smoke and Calvin Klein perfume; acrylic nails and thick, matte lipstick; obscenities and dirty jokes and costume jewelry; she is four weddings, three divorces, and zero apologies, starched whites and pressed seams, secret recipes and grudges and malocchio hexes and fierce, overprotective love, all cramped into a five-foot frame.

Source: Sara Nović, “All Words Fly” (Guernica)

2 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. This isn’t a mere one sentence. It’s a meal. Sumptuous. Hooks quickly.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:


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