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News of the World Quotes

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My name is Cicada. My father's name is Turning Water. My mother's name is Three Spotted. I want to go home.
-- Johanna Leonberger (chapter 1)

Importance: This quote, the first from Johanna's perspective, shows just how deeply she has internalized her identity as a member of the Kiowa, to the extent that she thinks of herself as "Cicada" and her "home" with the Kiowa.

And then he had come to think that what people needed, at bottom, was not only information but tales of the remote, the mysterious, dressed up as hard information. And he, like a runner, immobile in his smeared printing apron bringing it to them. Then the listeners would for a small space of time drift away into a healing place like curative waters.
-- Captain Kidd (chapter 3)

Importance: In this quote, the author establishes Captain Kidd's belief that the outlandish, exotic news stories he can provide his listeners with temporary feeling of peace and relief. The...

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