Monday, December 22, 2008

Aimless Reading: The A's, Part 24.1


Alias Grace
Originally uploaded by Michael_Kelleher
Atwood, Margaret
Alias Grace


Opening:

Out of the gravel there are peonies growing. They come up through the loose grey pebbles, their buds testing the air like snails' eyes, then swelling and opening, huge dark-red flowers all shining and glossy like satin. Then they burst and fall to the ground.

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