|The clatter of rusty shovels being removed equated to the asinine banters of old women gossiping on the porch||Department of Justice announced a criminal indictment against Maduro in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on narco-terrorism and cocaine trafficking charges|
|The present day of the narrative is communist Hungary in the nineteen sixties to eighties, but the backstory takes place much earlier, between WWI and WWII||The bewitching narration was doing the whole trick, which was a cross between a guileless confession and a virtuous revelation|
Using such an old fashioned simile is fitting too because most of this story is set long before digital photography.
|If we all lacked the courage to admit this to ourselves, she at least had done so||Of all this, the door of her home and whatever it concealed was part of her prized possessions|
|" Emerence as Monument Builder "She was saving her strength for the time when she might actually do something about the past||Even though Magda is seen as self absorbed and Emerence as cold, over the course of the novel I came to deeply admire the two women as did the people who lived in their neighborhood|
This is a novel about the relationship between two women: an illiterate servant and her considerably younger employer, a writer.28