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I Am No One You Know by Joyce Carol Oates
"Imagine someone serving you a scrumptious slice of chocolate cake. You then have 2 or 3 bites before it is taken away from you. Imagine that happening over and over again, maybe 19 times, to be exact. Well, that is what this book is like. Several..." Read more of this review »
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William Faulkner
“How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.”
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Margaret Atwood
“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.”
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Denis Johnson
“The traveling salesmen fed me pills that made the lining of my veins feel scraped out, my jaw ached... I knew every raindrop by its name, I sensed everything before it happened. Like I knew a certain oldsmobile would stop even before it slowed, and by the sweet voices of the family inside, I knew we'd have an accident in the rain. I didn't care. They said they'd take me all the way.”
Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son
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Francesca Lia Block
“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”
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Amy Hempel
“ I think of the chimp, the one with the talking hands.
In the course of the experiment, that chimp had a baby. Imagine how her trainers must have thrilled when the mother, without prompting, began to sign her newborn.
Baby, drink milk.
Baby, play ball.
And when the baby died, the mother stood over the body, her wrinkled hands moving with animal grace, forming again and again the words: Baby, come hug, Baby come hug, fluent now in the language of grief.”
Amy Hempel, The Collected Stories
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