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“The ending changes everything that came before it.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“Time moved forward, but the mind was restless and stubborn, and it skipped to wherever it pleased, often to the past: backward, always backward.”
Edan Lepucki, California
“Men were stupid to forget what good sleuths women could be.”
Edan Lepucki, California
“I'm married. And pregnant.”
Edan Lepucki
“There is a moment, when a woman’s foolishness slips into delusion. The former is forgivable, the latter isn’t. You will never live it down. Remember that.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“How impossible, though, to turn one's back on all the horrors in the world; there had to be another way to live.”
Edan Lepucki, California
“Girls who want to be warriors can't afford to be so careless. And: Girls will bleed, and they will cry.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“I imagined swinging from the punching bag of his uvula.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“You think you know how a story begins, or how it's going to turn out, especially when it's your own. You don't.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
“The imagined Internet is so much better than the real one.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
“There’s nothing more tragic than a man who gains weight like a woman does.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“The jugness of the jug" was how he explained Heidegger to Cal, as if that explained anything at all.”
Edan Lepucki, California
“This is what she’d always wanted. A painless life.”
Edan Lepucki, California
“I’d been beautiful. The past tense was like a shove to the chest.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
“Language has two functions: to harm and to repair harm.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
“I imagined pouring the gin straight into my eyeballs, lubricating them and letting the poison drip to my brain, into every little gray, wormy crevice.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
“I’d been stupid enough to believe that because I hated her I didn’t also love her.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
“I wanted to describe to her my dreams: Seth and me out to breakfast, Seth and me swimming in the pool. Once, we were at Office Depot, buying highlighters. Everything in them could have happened, but hadn’t. That’s what made them cruel. S would get it.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
“A Bereavement? Franzen’s posthumous novel?”
Edan Lepucki, California
“Once the bell is rung, you can't unring it.”
Edan Lepucki, California
“The thing Lady didn't get, or the thing she'd forgotten, was that being a child was painful too. She was so wrapped up in losing Seth, the treacheries of him growing up, that she couldn't remember what it felt like to be on the other side. The burden of that. Sure, Seth had left her womb and never returned, but he was the one who had to do the leaving.”
Edan Lepucki, Woman No. 17
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“It’s never a bad idea, to let a man think you’re upset, and then pretend you aren’t, not at all. Paranoia feeds lust.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“With a single refusal, Zachary plucked the apathy off of me like a petal from a flower.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“All crises, once averted, become jokes.”
Edan Lepucki, If You're Not Yet Like Me
“Frida remembered how undark it had always been in L.A., the sky the green-gray color of something miasmic until well after midnight.”
Edan Lepucki, California
“Even when things got difficult between them, doing Cal's laundry made Frida feel a love so tender she could weep.”
Edan Lepucki, California


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