Dad and daughter conversation, time

Daughter (walking out on the back porch, bored, more interested in redirecting dad’s attention than in the forthcoming answer to her question): “The U-n-h-e-a-v-e-n-l-y City? What’s that book about?” (the question is a ruse. It is the conversation she is interested in. And she knows how to get it. She is 9. She has learned.) …