"I realize the problem with being called a mouse is that a mouse is not small enough. I can do so much better."
"He loved the smooth pink porcelain of the cups, the nubby snout handles. At home he had prepared some white tea for himself and his four pig-cup companions."
"The city's former patched-together sense of weirdness—a smash of multi-colored Christmas lights and S&M—is fading."