My Cleaner – Maggie Gee – Quotes

I managed to move from the country to the city. I made the great journey between worlds. It kills some people, and drives some of us mad. [...]the red-tulip-flowered trees called kabakanjagala which means ‘the King loves me’. (King Ronald still loves us, though he does not really rule us. Now we are ruled by …

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My Cleaner – Maggie Gee

I read this book a while ago. Early September of 2019, just after the end of my August camping vacation in northern France. I must have started reading it during the trip, as it was yet another one of the books lingering quietly on my Kindle for a few years. Not sure why I was …

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The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver – Quotes

The notebook that burned, then. People who make a study of old documents have a name for this very kind of thing, a missing piece.  lacuna, it's called. More memories bubble up every day. The sea cave in Isla Pixol, cold water on prickly boy-skin. Images, conversations, warnings. The first time seeing Frida in the …

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