8 Works in Quentin Compson

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    “Why isn’t it simple?” Vocalizing this question is impulsive, but Father isn’t here and Shreve is. Shreve might even know, as blood runs high in young men, as Shreve isn’t a Compson, doomed by the name we carry. The dark is still, the silence more pregnant for its brief reprieve. Shreve turns and the moon is in his eyes.
    “Why isn’t what simple?” Tone neutral, avoiding declaration of war, avoiding damage to a landscape still aching from my grandfather’s error. Those eyes hidden behind glowing feminine mystique.
    “Unvirginity.” I feel the blood across my cheeks and am grateful that he can’t see it. The shifting of bedclothes. Stiff words stiff lips stiff spine, hands clenching and unclenching.
    “Unvirginity,” he repeats, as if tasting the phrase. I stare blindly at the ceiling, keep my itching fingers still and quiet like dead moths. Shreve swallows and I hear the wet squelch of his throat.
    “It seemed pretty simple to me.”

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    It's Gerald's idea, which really means it's Mrs. Bland's idea, to head to the Lilac Sunday celebration with all of Gerald's "new little friends" in tow. It's the end of first year, or nearing the end, and Mrs. Bland thinks they should celebrate. What better way to do so than with a party in a beautiful garden surrounded by hundreds of varieties of purple and white flowers?

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    Troubling family secrets come to light when Louis makes a fledgling, Quinn Blackwood investigates a geneological inroad, and Lestat tries to keep order in New Orleans.

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    Quentin tries to end his life in a curious way. Jewel foils his plans in a way that's more curious still.

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    “It’s not your fault,” Shreve jokes, later, and presses fingers against the inside of my arm, “that you’re a proper southern lady.”

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    Zach, despite what everyone seems to think of him, is not a classic lit dork.

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    She laughs and sighs and smiles so bright I can see it even when I'm not looking.

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    It's almost Christmas, and nothing smells the same.

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