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A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux
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“I had cooperated. I could not have refused. I was smitten with her, half in love but also afraid, because in my life (and she seemed to know this) I had not loved anyone without having been wounded. Love was power and possession, love caused pain: you were never more exposed than when you were in love, never more wounded; possession was an enslavement, something stifling.”
Paul Theroux, A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta
“I want to know the age. The sex. Most of all, the fingerprints. I'd like to identify who it is.
After he had agreed, and I had left the office, walking to calm myself, I thought: And who am I? Please tell me who I am and what I'm doing.”
Paul Theroux, A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta