Showing posts with label Caroline Cook. Show all posts
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Monday, 4 February 2008

Caroline Cook 2008

I am studying English at Bristol Grammar School for A levels. We have been using Kleinzeit as our coursework novel this term.

‘There’s a sorrow in you,’ I said, ‘just as there is in all of us. This sorrow clothes itself in various memories. I find it’s best to let the thing get on to the paper. You can always tear it up later if you want to.’

from My Tango with Barbara Strozzi

Bloomsbury, London (2007), page 124



I tried to understand what it is that’s between Phil and me. If anything. No, I can feel something. Mirrors. Planets. Are we like two planets circling each other? No, one would be in orbit around the other. The smaller one. Is Phil in orbit around me?

from My Tango with Barbara Strozzi

Bloomsbury, London (2007), page 51


Extracted from Mr Hoban’s most recent novel and dropped on 4 February 2008 in celebration of his eighty-third birthday.