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    The Purr-view

    Lena felt a kinship with Lily Bart — cloistered in her parents’ flat among the dusts of Al-Khobar, the taste of life was indeed stale. Though her surroundings did not match the lavishness of Miss Bart’s, the dull domesticity and boredom were intimately familiar to her.
    Traditionally, any interest in the body beyond that as a functioning machine has been considered nonconformist. When it breaks down, they mend it up with plasters, elixirs and capsules, send it on its way.