25. Dark Places

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“I assumed everything bad in the world could happen, because everything bad in the world already did happen.”

“She talked to me because we had the same chemicals in our blood: shame, anger, greed. Unjustified nostalgia.”

“I’d earned my money, I thought, resentful for no reason. Lyle seemed completely fine with paying me. That’s what I did, though—I had angry, defensive conversations in my head, got mad at things that hadn’t even happened yet.”

“She never wrote Mommy, I thought, we never called her that even as kids. I want my mommy, I thought. We never said that. I want my mom.”

“But I’ve just never been good at directions. Like, if I reach a fork in the road, and I can take a right or a left, I will choose whichever is wrong. Like, I should just listen to my gut and then do the opposite. But I don’t. I don’t know why that is.”

1.24.17 Holy moly, this book had my undivided attention from the beginning. You will not regret this read

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