Finally we get the story we’ve all wanted to know. Nina’s backstory and history with the librarian.

wait, did I miss a plot twist? SHIT! Ok, my night is shot to hell, back to page one, reread the whole thing again, see what else I missed!

That last sentence reminds me of ‘The Child We Lost 1963.’

I think it was Erst Hemingway who wrote a very sad story in three lines.

“Far Sale
Baby shoes
Never been worn”

This is likely as sad as some of the things that were mentioned-
This is a book, which was partly inspired by a letter written during the 1994 [genocide in Rwanda]:

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

[The author of this [1998] book is Philip Gourevitch].

“Have a good life” seems a worthy enough statement, mate. Take care of yourself in turn. That weary fatigue’s a right arse.

It’s interesting. I believe-
While some cultures see the word, “peasant”, as a perjorative, or a slight, there are some cultures that see “peasants” as a positive or hero-type of word.

I think in Russia, + in what used-to-be the USSR, [the idea of the peasant] is seen as a hero-like person, or valued type of person,…almost like- “the backbone of our society”…and a person whose actions and good…moral actions are seen as “things that we all should try to emulate”.

I think, to some people- “a peasant”, is a like-able, hard working guy, a pal, + a regular-type of guy or person,…otherwise- the type of person that the Italians like to call- a “paisan”.

In days before the industrial revolution there were relatively small classes of the nobility, military, clergy and merchants. Everyone else was peasants. Once the industrial revolution really got rolling in the United States and people could build massive fortunes then the wealthy elite kind of migrated niche of nobility. In the mythology of many Marxist governments there is an en-noblement of the common person as an aspect of their internal propaganda. As used above, it just means “people with less money than us”. This goes on even in the smallest communities.

I feel like I’m missing something contextual here. (I’m fighting a migraine atm, so it’s entirely possible.) Did her mother say she should try living on her own, or that she should try having a roommate? Those aren’t the same thing so I’m a bit confused.

“Evrina, Maddison, Victoria. They all come from money.”

EVRINA?? Now I have to sit down for a spell.

Also Maddison, surprising but in that case I’m guessing her family might not think much about what Maddison does.

How is it that you put more emotion into Alex, without us seeing her eyes, than most artist put into any characters?

I’ve always paid attention to the subtle changes in people’s expressions as a way to try & understand their emotions since I don’t always pick up on vocal cues.

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