“Lilith Bloom had the peculiar feeling that the rose garden wanted to eat her.”
“What would you stop at to help the people you love most? Well, you obviously don’t love anyone very much if your love is contingent on them always staying the same.”
“It had the face of a worm
A worm, I say!”
Fast paced, magical and a little bit soul-destroying.
“the finest dance hall in West Mayo full of Angus cattle, and there they would lie down and close their eyes chewing cud until they were turned out in the morning.”
What is it to be alive? Smith knows. Musing on what it is to be human and how both metaphorically and literally the season of autumn shapes us.
“What could she know about the waves of time that simply come at a person, one after the other? What could she know about life as the temporary, always partial, survival of that process?”