Monday, February 18, 2008

The Gathering

In my stack 0' books:

Anne Enright's The Gathering, which won the Man Booker Prize. The Washington Post has this interview with Enright about her new-found popularity. Although I had this novel on my reading list, I promoted it to my reading stack when I read this dazzling paragraph from the novel:

I look at my hands on the railings, and they are old, and my child-battered body, that I was proud of, in a way, for the new people that came out of it, just feeding the grave, just feeding the grave! I want to shout it at these strangers as they pass. I want to call for an end to procreation with a sandwich board and a megaphone.

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