Teaser Tuesday – MIMI by Lucy Ellmann

At the moment I am at the mercy of the novel Mimi by Lucy Ellmann.

Mimi by Lucy EllmannI say ‘at the mercy of’ because I am finding it very difficult to put down, and would easily have read it in a single sitting had my schedule allowed.

This is Lucy Ellmann’s sixth novel, but my first experience with her work. Her writing style is bold and lyrical and really keeps you guessing. I have no idea where she is taking me but I am happy to be on the ride…

My teaser:

Gertrude was like one of those boa constrictors, those beautiful creatures people in Florida keep as pets until the thing gets too big and uncontrollable — whereupon they let it loose outside to terrorize the neighbourhood, until some jerk finally comes along and shoots it. The snake was set up for a fall from the start! …. It was Gertrude’s nature, for chrissake, to be obnoxious, and my mistake to have  had anything to do with her, no matter how appealingly she sauntered up 42nd Street.

Find out more about this book, Mimi by Lucy Ellmann ( BloomsburyAmazon | Booktopia | Kobobooks )

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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