Still Lives Quotes

Maria Hummel
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Kim Lord is AWOL.
-- Yegina (chapter 1)

Importance: This line, spoken by Yegina, is the first narrative indication that Kim is missing. Kim was scheduled to arrive at the Rocque on the morning before her newest exhibition, but as Yegina states, Kim is nowhere to be found. Kim's disappearance grows even more suspicious when she does not appear at her own exhibition, and thus the police begin investigating the next day. These circumstances allow the novel to quickly establish narrative suspense and tension.

Roseann Quinn’s 1973 murder exploded in the national news because it was a timely I-told-you-so to the new generation of women choosing sexually liberated lives.
-- Maggie (Narration) (chapter 6)

Importance: In this line of narration, Maggie exposits upon Roseann Quinn, one of the real-life murder victims depicted in Kim's exhibition. As Maggie says, the media was apparently unsympathetic to Roseann and even seemed to believe that her death was deserved due to her promiscuity. These concepts...

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