FRIDAY 56: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The aim is to share a few sentences of a book (whether it’s the one you’re currently reading or not) so other people might be enticed to pick it up.

Here’s the rules:

– Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
– Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
– Post it.
– Add the url of your post to the Linky on Freda’s most recent post.

kitchen elenasquareeyes

To the extent that I had come to understand that despair does not necessarily result in annihilation, that one can go on as usual despite of it, I had become hardened. Was that what it means to be an adult, to live with ugly ambiguities? I didn’t like it, but it made it easier to go on.

From page 56 of the paperback of Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.

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4 comments

  1. That is one intense snippet. If all the writing is like that I would find myself stopping ever few sentences to reflect on what is being said. Happy Friday!

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