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3 quotes, 3 days: day two – Evening is the Whole Day

Taking up the challenge for a second time  – thanks Gel @Books y Gel.

I’ve chosen a quote from my current read Evening is the Whole Day, by Preeta Samarasan.  This novel flits between newly emancipated Malaysia and Malaysia in the 1980s, centering on the dysfunctional Rajasekharan family in Ipoh.

Part of this novel features the Sino-Malay race riots in 1969.  Samarasan beautifully details the escalating tension; I thought this quote perfectly captures what happens in moments of civil disquiet or disruption, when no one is quite able to distinguish between truth and fallacy.

No one could say what had really happened, or how, or least of all why. Rumour and Fact fornicated openly in the empty streets.

I’ll be posting a review about this great book shortly.

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The three wonderful bloggers I nominate today are:

Olive @ Travel Much?

Nicola @ Sometimes Stellar Storyteller

Boy from Germany @ Prospermind

The rules of this challenge are to:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (I’ve taken quite a liberal interpretation of ‘consecutive’)
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

Good luck!

 

This is a site about books and about tea, and how we should read more books and drink more tea. Sometimes, it’s hard to know what books to read and what tea to drink. This is where I can help out.

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