Their timelines on social media had returned to normal in the last week, with less and less content that showed evidence of the great civil rights struggle still ongoing in the country. Videos of protesters clashing with police had been replaced with more pointed action items about donating to charities and petitioning for legislation. A series of surprise Supreme Court victories had given the country the momentary breath of hope that things weren’t entirely doomed, which only distracted from the fact that things very much still were.
Tag / 1984 novels
“I thought it was sort of hard to follow,” Dania said, sitting down into the couch with her dogeared copy of The Bone People.
“What, because she doesn’t use quotation marks for spoken dialogue?” Eleanor asked.
“Well, that’s part of it, obviously,” Dania said. “But it’s also, like, she changes who’s talking mid-sentence half the time. The book is super atmospheric –– Gwen, I bet you just loved it, right?”
Gwen smiled, shielding her grin with a contemplative hand. “We’ll get to my thoughts.”