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The Lost Man The Lost Man by Jane Harper
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“Someone can decide it’s in their best interests to agree to something, but a choice is only really a choice if there’s a genuine alternative. Otherwise it’s manipulation and it’s taking advantage.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“They lived in a land of extremes in more ways than one. People were either completely fine, or very not.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“Life out here is hard. We all try to get through the best way we can. But trust me, there's not a single person here who isn't lying to themselves about something.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“Sometimes things turn out for the best. And when you end up in the right place, it's not always helpful to go digging up the road that got you there.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“The headstone threw a small shadow. It was the only shade in sight and its blackness was slippery, swelling and shrinking as it ticked around like a sundial. The man had crawled, then dragged himself as it moved. He had squeezed into that shade, contorting his body into desperate shapes, kicking and scuffing the ground as fear and thirst took hold.

He had a brief respite as night fell, before the sun rose and the terrible rotation started again. It didn't last as long on the second day, as the sun moved higher in the sky. The man had tried though. He had chased the shade until he couldn't anymore.

The circle in the dust fell just short of one full revolution. Just short of twenty-four hours. And then, at last, the stockman finally had company, as the earth turned and the shadow moved on alone, and the man lay still in the centre of a dusty grave under a monstrous sky.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“It was funny how high and bright the red flags flew in hindsight,”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“His edges had been gently rounded by nuanced debate and foreign coffee and morning news.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
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Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“but a choice is only really a choice if there’s a genuine alternative. Otherwise it’s manipulation and it’s taking advantage”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“Someone can decide it’s in their best interests to agree to something, but a choice is only really a choice if there’s a genuine alternative.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man
“Going through someone’s stuff after they’re gone. All these things that were important to Uncle Cam, and now someone else has to get rid of it all, or whatever.”
Jane Harper, The Lost Man