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The Character of Rain

by Amelie Nothomb

A very slim volume which really packs a punch. I laughed at times and was deeply moved at others. What a wonderfully different view of life as a three-year-old.

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I sat on the stair, thinking about my grandmother and her white chocolate. She had helped liberate me from death, and soon after it was her turn. I felt there had been some kind of exchange. She had paid for my life with hers. Had she known that?
Translated by Timothy Bent

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