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Ann Quin

Ann Quin published four novels during her lifetime: Berg, Three, Passages and Tripticks. She died by her own hand in 1973 at the age of 37.

Passages

Not that I’ve dismissed the possibility my brother is dead. We have discussed what is possible, what is not. They say there’s every chance. No chance at all. Over a thousand displaced persons in these parts, perhaps more. So we move on. Towards. Away. Claiming another to take his place, as I place him in profile. Shapes suiting my fancy. Rooms with or without connecting doors. He watches when she isn’t around. A perverse protection he knows she needs.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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