Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Excerpt ... Be Near Me

“My mother took an hour out of her romances to cast some light on the surface of things. I was just back from Rome and we stood together on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, watching the sky go black above a warship anchored in the Firth of Forth. Picture that time of day in the old city when the shop windows stand out and the streets of the New Town begin to glow with moral sentiment. She took my arm and we rested like passengers bound for distant lives, warm in our coats and weak in our hearts, the rain falling down on the stone.” Andrew O’Hagan, in Be Near Me


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous writing!


Friday, July 13, 2007 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

I think so, too.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 2:42:00 AM  

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