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Girls by Frederick Busch
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it was amazing

"I was also scared. I had forgotten what the weight of the .32 made me remember--the kind of power a weapon concentrates at the end of your arm. You move it, and you're Mrs. Tanner's heroic Lord. You make decisions. Let this person's chest be opened. Let there be bone fragments in the air. Let his chest breathe, sucking for air through the maroon spittle on his sternum. The fear of his face begins at the end of your arm with the gun's dead heaviness, and you're scared, too. I'd even liked the fear. I had enjoyed it more than I should have. His fear, my fear, the stink of our dry mouths in the back of his car, even the pain in my side and the heartbeat in my fingers, which brushed against the blue-black butt of the pistol. Where I'd gotten to was the cellar of the haunted house, and what was haunting it was me." (238)
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Reading Progress

March 30, 2010 – Started Reading
March 30, 2010 – Shelved
April 19, 2010 – Finished Reading

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