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.”

Charlotte was tall for her age and very thin, with her pale hair cut short like a boy’s; her gray eyes were huge, and their heavy lids, dropping over her expression like shutters, conveyed her burden of responsibility.

Source: Tessa Hadley, “After the Funeral” (The New Yorker)

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