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“When I was younger I used to lock myself in the bathroom and read in the dry tub. I was also a fan of the 'shoe closet.' Reading felt thrilling and illicit and deeply private to me, and I felt vulnerable doing it in public.”
“... a secret, like an animal, can evolve. Like an animal, a secret can develop a self-preserving intelligence. Shaglike, mute and thick, a knowledge with a fur: your secret.”
“Madness, as I understood it from books, meant a person who was open to the high white whine of everything.”
“A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions.”
Karen Russell, U.S. writer