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Frances de Pontes Peebles

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Recife, Brazil


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I've decided to share longer, more personal letters with friends and readers over email. These letters will be about writing, books, motherhood, Brazil, coffee, farming, travel, literature, criticism, music, failure (usually my own), my incredibly low tolerance for alcohol these days (I can't drive after consuming half a glass of Kombucha), and whatever else I'm up to. I promise I won't inundat...

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“Fame is longing. Not yours, but the audience’s. A star is nothing more, nothing less, than the public face of private desire.”
Frances de Pontes Peebles, The Air You Breathe

“If remembering tells us who we are, then forgetting keeps us sane. If we recalled every song we’d ever heard, every touch we’d ever felt, every pain no matter how small, every sadness no matter how petty, every joy no matter how selfish, we could surely lose our minds.”
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“Exile and fame have similar side effects: if you experience either one, your world is made narrow, and the only people can bear – the only ones who truly understand you – are the ones who are in the same boat.”
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