Posted by: Kate | May 6, 2016

Friday Quote

Pushing the calico scarf off my head, I felt the greasy slick of my short hair. It had grown since leaving Mrs. Wentworth’s, but was nowhere near being an acceptable length, especially for a whore.

Miss Everett let out  a frustrated sigh. “You sold it, I suppose?”

“Yes ma’am,” I said, stacking yet another lie, neat and close to the rest, like sticks bundled for burning.

~The Virgin Cure, Ami McKay

While The Birth House was my favourite of Ami McKay’s books, I enjoyed the Virgin Cure for her use of language. She has a way of story telling that really appeals to me, and a big part of that is her ability to quietly use language to tell hidden stories and create startlingly vivid imagery.


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