A teaser for Jenny Davidson’s upcoming novel, THE MAGIC CIRCLE (spring 2013), with a tip of the hat to the copy editor:

Places, character names, titles of works, authors, brand names:

30 Day Shred
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
agnès b
Aldous Huxley
Amsterdam
Anna
Annabelle
Arne Jacobsen
Bergdorf
Beth Orton
Blade Runner
Bloomberg
Bloomingdale Asylum
Bloomingdale’s
Bookforum
Broadway
Brooklyn Lager
Bryn Mawr
Buell Hall
Bushmills
Butler Library
Bwog
Cadmus
Candy Land
Carl Schurz
Chelsea Piers
Chippendale
Columbia University
ConEd
Croton Aqueduct
Daniel Schreber
Daryl Hannah
Death of a Salesman
Dionysus
Elizabeth Bishop
Euripides
Fiestaware
David Brenner
Firefly
Flatiron Building
Fortinbras
Foursquare
Fraser
Frederick Law Olmsted
Friedrich Nietzsche
Gatorade
Ghostbusters
Golden Bough
Grant’s Tomb
Guerlain
Hamlet
Harlem Plain
Hudson River
Hulk
I, Claudius
Ibsen
iPad
Jillian Michaels
John D. Rockefeller
John Jay
John Loudon McAdam
Kashi
Kate Spade
Ken Saro-Wiwa
Kent Hall
Kipling
Lajos Kossuth
Lemon Pledge
Lenox
Lois Duncan
Lower Merion
Lucy
Lululemon
Malbec
Marlboro Lights
Martin Ericsson
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mary Renault
Max Soha
Mayor Giuliani
McKim
Meade
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Milton Bradley
Miss Julie
Mogi
Mont Blanc
Morningside Drive
Morningside Park
Mr. H––
Murphy’s Oil Soap
Narnia
Narnian
Nike
NYU
Oedipus Rex
Old Bay
Pentheus
Peter the Great
Pisticci
Playmobil
Plutarch
Polaroid
Pook’s Hill
Prada
Pris
Pushkin
Randall Jarrell
Riverside Drive
Riverside Park
Robespierre
Rosa Luxembourg
Ruth
Sakura Park
Samuel Tilden
Semele
Siân Hughes
Sophocles
St. John the Divine
St. Luke’s
Stalin
Star Trek
Streetcar Named Desire
Summer of Fear
Sun Chips
Terrance Hayes
The Bacchae
The Bell Jar
The Birth of Tragedy
The Blue and White
Tiffany
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Tse
Tumblr
Twister
Urban Outfitters
White
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Wikipedia
Wind on the Moon, the
Y.
Zeus