What I sent her is an excerpt that I've read from at readings in Toronto, Moncton and, most recently, Perth Ontario over the last year or so. It's taken from (what is for now) Chapter 13, the place where the two main threads of the novel come together for the first time. The excerpt seemed to go over quite well with audiences when I read it aloud, so it made sense to send that. This marks the first time that any part of this book has appeared in print.
The Quint is packed with other cool works too, including a really great essay by Yvonne on how neuroscience and neuropsychology are affecting the future of biography writing. Fascinating stuff - you should go check it out.