Jami Attenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books of fiction, including The Middlesteins and All Grown Up; her novel All This Could Be Yours will be published in October. She lives in New Orleans.
And that was the day she invented it, this particular glazed expression of hers. She had created it to please her father, but it had served her well in her life. When she wore it, most men thought she was listening to them, and most women knew that the conversation was over.