Carolyn Fagan

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Jennifer Egan
“She was clean": no piercings, tattoos, or scarifications. All the kids were now. And who could blame them, Alex thought, after watching three generations of flaccid tattoos droop like moth-eaten upholstery over poorly stuffed biceps and saggy asses?”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Hala Alyan
“What is a life? A series of yeses and noes, photographs you shove in a drawer somewhere, loves you think will save you but that cannot. Continuing to move, enduring, not stopping even when there is pain. That's all life is, he wants to tell her. It's continuing.”
Hala Alyan, Salt Houses

Hala Alyan
“recognizing in that moment that there were some things we are meant to keep for ourselves, too precious to share with others. She”
Hala Alyan, Salt Houses

Hala Alyan
“Parallel lives, she sometimes thinks. It was a matter of parallel lives, one person having lamb for supper, the other cucumbers. With fate deciding, at random, which was which.”
Hala Alyan, Salt Houses

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