This week my teaser lines come from Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister. I haven't actually started this one yet, but it's next up. Apparently the book's central character, movie critic Violet Epps, somehow summons up the spirit of Dorothy Parker. Sounds interesting, and I'm looking forward to reading it. My teaser comes from an uncorrected proof of the novel, so please remember that the quote could be different in the finished edition.
Mrs. Parker was sounding particularly morose, even for her.I've always loved Dorothy Parker's writing. She could be so deliciously nasty -- like the quote that begins Meister's book: "The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue."
"Are you okay?" Violet asked.
"I'm dead, my dear child, so the answer to that is unequivocal -- I am most definitely not okay." (p.241)
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