This week my teaser lines come from Marguerite Yourcenar's short novel Coup de Grâce, first published in 1939. In this snippet, the book's narrator and central character Erik von Lhomond is remembering his relationship with the sister of his best friend.
Between Sophie and me an intimacy swiftly sprang up like that between victim and executioner. The cruelty was not of my making; only the circumstances were to blame.... (p.33)
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