Teaser Tuesday – 17 March

TEASER TUESDAYS is a weekly book meme originally featured at A Daily Rhythm. If you want to join in, just open the book you’re currently reading at a random page, and 2am cat's pajamaschoose two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page. (no spoilers!)

I’m currently reading 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino. It tells the story of the smoking, cursing, smart-mouthed, wannabe-jazz singer Madeleine – what makes her quite so remarkable is that she’s only nine…

Alex skulks on one of the stools with Aruna Sha, in another mutinous dress. The ash on her cigarette glows and menaces over the clean floor. Their occasional Main Line hanger-on is with them, a friend whose name Lorca always forgets. The kid yearns to be Alex, this is clear in the way he orbits him, under-cutting anything he says. He jaws on about jazz, the one time he saw a famous musician.

“You can’t smoke in here, honey,” Lorca says.

I’m really enjoying this book so far – it is quite unique and the characters are fascinating, Watch this space for a review very soon…

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