“A pause here, a near inaudible sight as she turns her head to the window, eyes raking the street as if the answer she is looking for is surely going to appear, is just running a bit late.
“‘You must be wondering why I wanted to talk to you.’
“At these words, for some reason, my heart starts to pound. Then she says not quite the last thing I expected to hear: ‘It’s about the dog.’”
—Sigrid Nunez, “The Blind”