Unique hyperbole

Following are a few of my fav’s from Susan Isaacs’ Past Perfect.

“…you’d be visiting a place where the government thinks the best cure for creativity is death.”

“Having been raised in Manhattan, I wasn’t very good at estimating acreage, but while the houses on Plantation Way didn’t appear to have enough land to grow cotton, each stood proudly independent from its neighbours.” & in that ‘hood, ” the house itself was an example of suburban sprawl.” The narrator herself admitted that she was, “out of her element in an area with any more than three trees.”

Narrator’s memory of sex with a man with dry hands: “they’d been so rough that during foreplay I’d sometimes felt more exfoliated than stimulated.”


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