Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Today's teaser comes from Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow . I am only a couple chapters in, but the book takes place in Alaska. Eventually there will be some action but right now, the stage is being set. I chose this teaser because it clearly sets the tone of the town in which they live. The four town "Aunties" are really the ones in charge.
From page 19
If a husband was beating on his wife, as a last resort before calling in the trooper the wife could complain to the aunties, who would deputize the four Grosdidier brothers to haul him up in front of them. Since the four Grosdidier brothers were also Niniltna village's first responder EMT team, this solved the punishment and the 911 call afterward with neatness and dispatch.