Thanks to blogger friend S.J. Higbee (of “Brainfluff,” a great blog) for continuing the meme originated by “The Purple Booker” called Tuesday Teaser. The point is to pick at random two or three sentences of what you are currently reading and post them in order to tease others to read the same book. Include title and author, and no spoilers, please.
Here is today’s Tuesday Teaser:
From Joyce Carol Oates’ novel, The Man Without a Shadow
“‘Eli (Margot speaking), what a beautiful necktie! You are always so well dressed.’ Each day he is brought to the Institute for testing, Elihu Hoopes dresses with the care of one who anticipates good news. Over a period of more than three decades this will be! And Margot Sharpe has been a witness through these three years.”
Eli is the test subject, Margot is the psychiatrist studying him. Eli has no memory, cannot remember for more than 70 seconds due to a traumatic brain disease. However, he seems to remember things (especially from times long past), or it seems to Margot, at least that this is true. Is Margot becoming attached to Eli? She is definitely attracted to him, and she believes he is attracted to her, even though each session, she has to introduce herself to him all over again. What will or will not develop is anyone’s guess.