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Authority: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Jeff VanderMeer
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Flash of Light

Control always likens his mother to a flash of light against the night sky. During his growing up years she appeared like a flash, here and gone, from his life. Still, her brilliance and energy fill him with a sense of awe.

File Ripping

Control is showing Grace that he will not be following the previous director’s protocols. This enrages Grace as she believes that the former director is not dead and that she must keep everything just as the director left it.

Sense of Falling/Flying

This is what Control feels when he closes his eyes. It corresponds with his dream of flying, then falling to the ground. In many sections he feels as if he is flying high above everything going on, like a seagull over the waves.

Cancer

Most of the returnees have nothing organic on them when they come...

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