Another Brooklyn Quotes

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I know now that what is tragic isn't the moment. It's the memory.
-- August (chapter 1 paragraph 1)

Importance: The entire book is fixated on memory -- the process of memory, the power of memory, the impossibility of memory. This quote introduces that overarching theme of the book.

But Brooklyn felt like a stone in my throat.
-- August (chapter 1 paragraph 2)

Importance: From the title, Another Brooklyn, to the setting in Brooklyn, the whole story revolves around place and especially around the effect that one place has had on who August is and will become.

This is memory.
-- August (chapter 1 paragraph 4)

Importance: This line reoccurs throughout the novel, like a refrain in a song. It calls attention to the different ways memory surfaces and reacts in August's life.

Our words had become a song we wanted to sing over and over.
-- August (chapter 2 paragraph 2)

Importance: This quote refers to the time when August and her brother told each other stories of When they go home...When they go outside...

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