story: “An Honest Woman”
author: Ottessa Moshfegh
where: Parker’s, post-Flywheel
note: I love how Moshfegh always uses cats as a way for her characters to describe people. Her different characters in different stories all have their own connotations with cats and humans and gender roles.
a line: “’Are you southern?’ the girl asked, ignoring his invitation. She looked snooty. She looked distrustful.”
theme(s): Skin condition, romance, men and women, deception