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When we applied for citizenship, I rounded the hard edges of my accent and that was one tangible way in which I had changed. We heard nothing for a year. We grew thin. We understood how little we were worth, how small our claim in the ...more

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Extremely likable characters and excellent writing make this spy novel a delightful and absorbing read. I was reminded of another author, Helen MacInnes (1907-1985), who wrote excellent and similarly character-driven action tales of espionage about W ...more
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“Still, I wanted to believe; indeed I longed to; and, in the end, how much of belief comes from longing?”
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“Becka had a lot of these control-yourself techniques. I tried to practise them. They worked some of the time.”
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Romain Puértolas
“So, the world was not filled only with con men, cheats and bastards. And his recent encounters had taught him that there was something much more valuable than fraudulently taking money from people: giving away that money, and spreading goodness all around. Had he heard this from someone else, he would have found it fake and sugarcoated, sickeningly sentimental, ridiculously utopian. But it was so true. He”
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“The girls are locked away in filthy apartments and forced to prostitute themselves to pay for their journey to this heaven, which soon turns out to be a shortcut to hell.” Assefa said all of this, apparently unaware that the same thing happens to young African girls.”
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“It was not the amount you gave that counted, but simply the gesture of giving.”
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“My mother died giving birth to me. A life for a life. That is often the price of a baby for someone from a poor family.”
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“He wanted the story in his book to provide some hope, if only out of respect for the wonderful people he had met during his adventure. Those men and women, black and white, Assefa and Sophie and all the others, what they had in common was a big heart. So why not tell the story of that fabulous journey that had changed him forever? It was a true story, too, not an invention. It was his story. It was what had made him the man he was today.”
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