Jennifer Egan

“But try as Phoebe might to blend with her peers, it felt like bluffing, mouthing the words to a song she'd never been taught, always a beat late. At best, she fooled them. But the chance to distinguish herself, impress them in the smallest way, was lost. At her vast public high school Phoebe had felt reduced to a pidgin version of herself, as during "conversations" in French class - Where is the cat? Have you seen the cat? Look! Pierre gives the cat a bath - such was her level of fluency while discussing bongs or bands or how fucked-up someone was at a party.”


Jennifer Egan, The Invisible Circus
Read more quotes from Jennifer Egan


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

2 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote


All Quotes
My Quotes
Add A Quote

This Quote Is From

The Invisible Circus The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan
3,937 ratings, average rating, 421 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...