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Nobody Is Ever Missing

by Catherine Lacey

This is a picaresque tale; a search for self knowledge which relentlessly stabbed at hard-to-accept truths within me. Reading it wasn't so much about understanding the characters but understanding how we all take compromises to maintain our sanity. The raw emotions in this book are exhausting and honest and sometimes bewilderingly beautiful.

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I am or we are (or are still) the kind of people who can never quite get away from our losses, the kind of people who don't know that magic trick that other people seem to know - how to dissolve a sense of loss, how to unbraid it from a brain ...

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