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Greatest sentence of all time of the week, A.M. Homes edition

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Regularly on this gradually-coming-back-to-life blog, weekly I hope, I’ll share the occasional sentence that thrills me. I’ll present them without comment; it’s for each reader to get what he or she gets out of those sentences without me imposing any interpretation. So …

I am my mother’s child and I am my mother’s child, I am my father’s child and I am my father’s child, and if that line is a little too much like Gertrude Stein, then I might be a little bit her child too.

— A.M. Homes, The Mistress’s Daughter

(Thanks to Jane for taking this book out of the library, reminding me how much I adore this sentence.)

 

Written by guterman

April 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Posted in sentences, writing

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