30 May 2011

Overheard on Amtrak

Woman spies her friend pulling out a copy of MATING, by Norman Rush.
"Oh my God, that's my favorite novel. Favorite, favorite, favorite.
It's like I missed the characters. I'm jealous that you're reading it
right now!" She's reading a definitively food-stained cream paperback
of Lewis Hyde's THE GIFT.

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