Perfect Description

from The Illumination
Kevin Brockmeier

He was discharged from the hospital on one of those stern late-winter afternoons when a low blanket of rain clouds had turned the sky the color of a blackboard coated with chalk dust.

The last time I encountered description this powerful and apposite was in Maaza Mengiste's Beneath the Lion's Gaze.  That gives me great hope for this book being powerful and beautiful.

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