Published: February 2, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
eBook published by Anchor (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)
Ever since I lost mine in a road accident when I was eight, I have had my eye on other people's parents.
It is photography itself that creates the illusion of innocence. Its ironies of frozen narrative lend to its subjects an apparent unawareness that they will change or die. It is the...
"The truth is we love each other, we've never stopped, we're obsessed. And we failed to do a thing with it. We couldn't make a life. We couldn't give up the love, but we wouldn't bend to...
[H]e was struck by the recently concluded war not as a historical, geopolitical fact but as a multiplicity, a near infinity of private sorrows. . . .
"The work we have to do is with ourselves if we're ever going to be at peace with each other."
They [the black dogs] are crossing the shadow line and going deeper, where the sun never reaches . . . and as sleep rolls in they are receding from her, black stains in the gray of the...