“The Sutton Place Story” in The Stories of John Cheever

Cheever, John

Knopf, 1978

p. 69

“Renee put on a black dress the next day and took a cab to the funeral parlor. As soon as she opened the door, she was in the hands of a gloved and obsequious usher, ready to sympathize with a grief more profound and sedate than any grief of hers would ever be.”