1 Work in Inventing van Gogh - Steven Dietz
"Hallie saw the painting he’d done of Natalie Phelps, once. Patrick was flat on his back that week. Mono. Hallie definitely had it too--Patrick swore she was Patient Zero--but she had it like a literary consumptive: hectic with fever, aching for what life she could grasp before illness took her out. So, she dropped in on Natalie Phelps’s post-midterms house party. It was a comedown from “Victorian vampire castle masquerade ball,” or whatever her fevered brain dreamed up, but beggars and choosers."