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400 pages, Hardcover
First published March 1, 2016
“My mom hated this board. She said he’d break his neck.” Her voice was eerily smooth. Isn’t that funny?”
“I’m not laughing.”
"Zach could picture the next five years like they were a movie he was being forced to watch. His mother would end up needling him until he studied something she approved of; his father would hound him into a job with security."
""'Did you go to school with us?' Zach asked Mik. 'You look like... like I know you.'
'You're probably thinking of Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club.' Natalie said."
"Jake wasn't here, so he couldn't be disappointing. Couldn't let me down like everyone else. He got a free pass. Apparently, dying was the easiest way to turn into a peach."
‘“Do you guys know what a Gordian knot is?” Bishop asked. “Some people think that it represents time. A tangle of sorts, but basically, it implies that anything that happened is still happening. That the past is never gone. The future already exists. Spirals upon spirals.” He cleared his throat. “So really, everyone who was ever here is still here. In a sense.”’
“I guess that makes sense. When I saw my brother die, my whole perspective on things changed. Life has borders all over the place. I like looking for them. Feeling them out. It gets you close to the others side.”
“It was an unspoken rule, iron law in my family; you never left without saying I love you, because what if you didn’t come back?”