When Mrs Mehra leaves Delhi she retires in one of ‘the vast new satellite townships on the eastern fringes of the metropolis’.
‘If I were to forget, then it would be the same as it never having existed at all.’
‘This was the morning I discovered the anatomy of a hair.’
‘As a kid, he played video games and roughhoused on the beach and joined a gang.’
‘There must have been a dozen ways for us to be crushed or torn apart.’
‘I steadied my trembling legs and yelled, “Welcome to Delira!” ’
’You were a chasm that cracked and turned into stones, and then the stones lay there, beautifully laid, in a wall.‘
‘Rich men have been building tall on this hill for centuries.’
‘What am I doing in London? And what’ll I do once I’m back in India?' Amit Chaudhuri on identity, youth and nostalgia.
‘I was still quite a small girl when I decided to kidnap Enzo Ponza.’
Hara had stumbled on a kind of play, as if they were sisters left alone by their parents for the first time to explore the different ways a day could be deconstructed.
‘It occurred to Ana that this was a woman who often left things hanging.’
‘The corporate storyteller is having a bad day.’
‘The second year, I noticed before anyone else that the Coelophysis was trying to escape.’
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