Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

The only shag I knew was carpet, like the carpet in the horrible apartment we moved into after God failed to keep his end of the bargain, and Dad’s body turned up in a lake in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains nearly seven weeks after he went missing.

Source: Debby Waldman, “The Boys of Summer” (Tablet magazine; cw: suicide)

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