Lit rec #154: “She has gone back to Brooklyn,’ her mother would say. And, as the train rolled past Macmire Bridge on its way towards Wexford, Eilis imagined the years already when these words would come to mean less and less to the man who heard them and would come to mean more and more to herself. She almost smiled at the thought of it, then closed her eyes and tried to imagine nothing more.” (2009)

Some people are nice & if you talk to them properly, they can be even nicer.” Unbelievably precise social obs. BROOKLYN by Colm Toibin.

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