This week my teaser lines come The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner, coming next month from Scribner. I just started reading this one last night, and I'm not very far along, but so far it's holding my interest pretty well. This snippet comes from page 5 of the advance reader's edition -- so please remember that it might be different in the final published copy. And it's a bit more than two lines -- sorry, but I didn't know what to cut.
Bobby was my mother's brother. Growing up, we'd all lived together. My mother worked nights, and Bobby was what we had as a parent. Done driving his dump truck, he sat inexplicably nude watching TV and made us operate the dial for him, so he wouldn't have to get up.Well now, that's a warm and fuzzy family portrait, is it not? As I said, I haven't read very much of this yet -- but I have a sort of feeling that sitting around in the buff and turning the kiddies into your personal servants isn't terribly unusual behavior in this protagonist's family.
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