Teaser Tuesday: Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Posted October 4, 2011 by Pixie in Blog, Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author.

My teaser this week comes from…

Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

Stacey picked out a poem to give you a glimpse of this book.

The second of January

The second of January

Is a Sunday.

I stay in bed pretending
I have nothing to hide.

At lunchtime Julio knocks,
Pokes a deck of cards
Through my cracked-open door.

The giggle in my throat
Surprises both of us.
Can I be hungry for something other than Rem?

The kitchen smells of refried beans
And strangely delicious.

We gorge ourselves on laughter
Scoring thousands of Rummy 500 points
Across the gold vinyl tablecloth
That always feels a little sticky
Despite Senor Medrano’s fastidious housekeeping.

The television shouts in Spanish
Battling the ferocious hum of the teacher’s vacuum cleaner.

Senora has left again today.

I suspect that Senor is waiting for a phone call, too.
Can you still feel
After years of marriage, a child, artistic acclaim?

Julio jumps up.
Cards scatter.
I laugh again.
I can’t help myself
Though it makes me ache.


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10 responses to “Teaser Tuesday: Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe

  1. Jac

    I'm so excited for this book, so I love your teaser! It makes me even more excited for it! I hope you're loving it.

    (New Follower)

  2. @Your Average Book Worms – The whole book is in verse, so sharing a line from one of the poems wouldnt have worked, y'all would have been really confused lol. So I decided on a whole poem that i think really sums up the feel of the book

  3. Thanks for sharing! Great teaser. A lot of times I have issues with books written in verse, but this book sounds so good that I haven't really cared about it being in verse. This teaser gave me a little insight on it and I don't think I should have any issues trying to read it. Thanks!

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