My friends, you may be surprised to hear that this morning I'm writing with great, overflowing joy. For you see, for the first time since 1998, we didn't have to send a kid to school!
I stopped in my tracks. The trail ahead was terrifying, with a steep drop of over 2000 feet directly to my left, and only my shaky feet and unsteady hand on the chains to keep me from passing out and falling to an extraordinary death.
One of the more challenging books I've read in a while, The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.