When Do We Want It?
You haven’t read it yet.
Yes, but I am prepared to do so.
Ah. What have you done with the book so far?
Well, I took that lovely photo of it.
Minor fit of jealous rage.
Checked for my name in the acknowledgements.
Was it there?
Yes, but it was spelled “Molly Turpin.”
That was how the teachers would pronounce it on the first day of school.
Sure. Did you check the index for the Dead?
You checked the index for the Dead.
Well, in my defense: so far, every book I’ve been sent an advance copy of has been about the Dead.
This one is about a doomed 19th-century social movement.
The Dead were a doomed 20th-century social movement.
Okay, whatever. How’s the picture look?
Can this book be purchased?
I don’t think anyone should hogtie Chris.
Probably not, no.