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Burnt Shadows

11 Dec

“James ran his fingers beneath the endearment, the paper darkening where he touched it with hands that had been less than thoroughly dried after his shave. ‘Liebling’ appeared underlined, and struck both of them as an accusation. She used to refer to him by that endearment – in the days when German was her language of intimacy. Which went first, he wondered? German or intimacy? How was it possible that he didn’t know?”

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Posted by on December 11, 2012 in Books, Quotes

 

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