I am reading through each chapter and find myself laughing at small inserts like this:
(Eros is hiding and listening to this conversation. He can’t give himself away, bad things would happen if he did.)
“‘‘Does Eros suspect?’ the first voice asked.
Eros?’ he scoffed. ‘Couldn’t butter his own bread if she weren’t there ta do it for ‘im. Nah, there’s no way he suspects anything. Drinks a lot of whiskey. To dull the pain, he says.’
‘Bastard!’ I thought. ‘It does dull the pain.’”