Butterflies in November Quotes

Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
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If one were to examine the photo in extreme close-up, I wouldn't be surprised if there were traces of feathers on the tires of bloodstains on the hubcaps . . .
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 6)

Importance: This quote, within the initial flashforward, foreshadows the running over of the goose that takes place in the next chapter.

There is a journey here, money and love, even though you can expect some odd twists along the way . . .
-- Fortune-Teller (chapter 4 paragraph 12)

Importance: The fortune-teller's words foreshadow some of the events that will take place later in the novel, such as the narrator finding love with her eventual lover and the winning of the lottery.

This can't go on . . .
-- Thorsteinn (chapter 6 paragraph 3)

Importance: Here, Thorsteinn informs the narrator that their marriage is not working, therefore catalyzing the narrator's journey.

Then I truly feel like a living being in the middle of this garden of the dead, I'm most definitely alive in here.”
-- Narrator (chapter 10 paragraph 10)

Importance: In this quote, the narrator admits to the...

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