Day wouldn’t have understood the concept of immortal cells or HLA markers coming from anyone, accent or not — he’d only gone to school for four years of his life, and he’d never studied science. The only kind of cell he’d heard of was the kind Zakariyya was living in out at Hagerstown. So he did what he’d always done when he didn’t understand something a doctor said:
he nodded and said yes.
-page 183 of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm.
To play along:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Please comment with a link to your teasers, or if you don’t have a blog, just type your TT into a comment. I’d love to read them! Thanks.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the 8th book I’m reading for my Before 25 Bucket List!