Pond: A Novel Quotes

Claire-Louise Bennett
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Oh, but we were only little girls, little girls, there on the cusp of female individuation, not little girls for long.
-- Narrator (Voyage in the Dark )

Importance: This collection centers around a female narrator as she navigates her way through her life. Here, she uses the past tense to remark on a happy time from her childhood when she was innocently and naively attracted to a man who would never be attracted back. She honors the transition that was about to happen to her during that time and celebrates that she was a girl who was on the cusp of womanhood. It in important to note how much personal maturation plays a role in Bennett's chapters and in the development of the unnamed character.

Sometimes while I was away I would lie in bed next to him unable to sleep and would think of the potatoes and spinach and broad beans out there in the dark...
-- Narrator (Morning, Noon and Night)

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