„And yet she had never felt so bereft, as if her presence in other lives were entirely illusory, as if she herself were a kind of facsimile, pleasant but inauthentic. Before she got too old she must wrest some part of her life for herself, or she would fade, vanish, before anyone noticed her disappearance“

A Closed Eye (1991)

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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