Simply put, the best sentence(s) I’ve read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.
Indeed, a store detective with a rodential little moustache had trailed him from outerwear to menswear to formalwear. But perhaps this was providence; otherwise Mercer might not have discovered the chesterfield coat. It was gorgeous, tawny, as though spun from the fine fur of kittens.
City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg