Teaser Tuesdays: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.


Usually I choose these teaser quotations carefully because I have something to say about the lines in question; but this time I just flipped, looking (still) for interesting snippets.


From page 47,

Jenny opens the truck door. On the dashboard is a Styrofoam cup filled with lemonade. She gets into the passenger seat. She takes the cup in her left hand and gulps. Cool, sharp on the roof of her mouth. She waits for the sugar to push through her veins. She sees the forest beyond the white rim of her cup. She closes her eyes. The hatchet is still in her right hand, hanging out the door.

Because I do not know this character yet, I wonder: is the hatchet a sinister detail, or an everyday one? And how about the cool, sharp lemonade, and the forest beyond… I appreciate these simple, declarative sentences and the artfulness they subtly contain. I’ll be looking forward to this one.

This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.

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