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Friday Quick Quote: Karen Maitland’s ‘Company of Liars’

“Home is the place you return to when you have finally lost your soul. Home is the place where life is born, not the place of your birth, but the place where you seek rebirth. When you no longer have to remember which tale of your own past is true and which is an invention, when you know that you are an invention, then is the time to seek out your home. Perhaps only when you have come to understand that can you finally reach home.” 

― Karen Maitland, Company of Liars: A Novel of the Plague

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12 thoughts on “Friday Quick Quote: Karen Maitland’s ‘Company of Liars’

    1. No, I haven’t, but it sounds really interesting. I’m used to contemporary lit masquerading as nonfiction, but seeing a book from the 1700’s that is framed that way is altogether different. (And I love the little arguments that have cropped up about the extent to which such books can be considered factual.)

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