Saturday, September 06, 2008

Teaser Tuesday on Saturday

Teaser Tuesdays, hosted at Should Be Reading, asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • As usual, my Teaser is not on Tuesday; I don't know about you, but I like being teased ANY day of the week! This week's quote comes from Sepharad by Antonio Munoz Molina; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Nota Bene: I'm only giving you a single sentence, because it is of practically Proustian length.

    "She murmurs your name, using a diminutive I've never heard, undoubtedly the name your mother and she gave you when you were little, and sitting on the edge of the bed you put your arms around her, sinking into the odor of sickness you kiss the unrecognizable face, the hard bones of death beneath transparent skin, you call to her quietly, as if wanting to wake her from all this." page 86


    Anonymous said...

    Sounds interesting!

    Karen said...

    Yeah, it is. It's really beautiful in translation, so I can only imagine what it is like in the original Spanish.