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.”

Followed immediately by an utter sense of devastation: the collapse of something precious and irreplaceable, that gale of disbelief that follows the news of any loss, that follows the sudden, slipped-from-your-fingers loss of something invaluable.

Source: Alice McDermott, “The Year of the Rabbit” (Harper’s)

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3 thoughts on “#SundaySentence

  1. Michele Clark says:

    I am a fan of Alice McDermott’s novels and essays. I have to track down this one right away. Thanks for posting.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      She’s such a terrific writer.

  2. Michele Clark says:

    Yes. My favorite story of – maybe all time – is her story from the NYer “Enough.”

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