Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lint in Literature: The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

I recently read The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway, and I loved it! The writing was rich as were the characters and story.

I was also so thrilled to see a nice little reference to lint toward the end. The main character, Gal Garner, has to go to the hospital every other night for dialysis treatment. 

Here is the lint line where Gal talks about her ongoing dialysis:

I will do this the day after tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow after that, and so forth forever, through vacations and work, picking up infections the way black sweaters catch lint.


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