Teaser Tuesday, January 18

My Teaser Tuesday this week is from Ottessa Moshfegh's Eileen, a short but dark novel set in 1960s Boston.

It's narrated by the titular Eileen, a weird young woman who works for a boy's penitentiary, who wants to both escape her life and remain mired in its petty misery.

(I'm both delighted and depressed while reading it!)

Today's teaser from about halfway, on having a social outing with a new co-worker, the gorgeous and confident Rebecca.
I stared disbelievingly into Rebecca's serene, wistful face, her eyes closed, her hands on my shoulders like an angel and a devil debating the logic of longing. (p150)

Share your teasers with me!

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