It’s Teaser Tuesday!

I haven’t posted a teaser in ages, but I am glad to be back!  You know how this works – pick up your current read and choose 2 teaser sentences to share with us.  (This week, I have just a smidgen more.)  No spoilers, and be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to the To Be Read list.

This week, I am finishing up Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow.  It’s the story of the Collyer brothers and one of the first documented cases of hoarding.  (I’m a packrat myself and shows like Hoarders give me nightmares!)  Homer lost his sight as a teenager and when they were much older, Langley decided to try his methods of curing the blindness:

“I was not to play pieces [on the piano], I was to improvise and the resulting canvas would be the translation to the visual of what I had rendered in sound.  Presumably, when the paint dried, in some synaptic flash of realization, I would see sound, or hear paint, and the rods and cones would begin to sprout and glow with life.

I considered the possibility that my brother was insane.”

The book is a fictionalized version of their lives, but it is by turns fascinating and heartbreaking.  Check back on Thursday for my review.

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