The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Quotes

Claire North
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Naturally my reaction to being born again precisely where I had begun – in the women’s restroom of Berwick-upon-Tweed station, on New Year’s Day 1919, with all the memories of my life that had gone before, induced its own rather clichéd madness in me.
-- Harry (chapter 3 paragraph 8)

Importance: Spoken by Harry during this narration, this line establishes for the first time the nature of the kalachakra and the premise of the novel. Although the reader knows Harry has already lived many lives, this is the moment when it is revealed he lives the same life over and over again. The quota also demonstrates Harry’s tendency to detach from emotional situation and describe them unsympathetically, here calling his madness a cliché.

There is a moment when the moor comes to life. I wish you could see it, but somehow whenever I have been with you on our walks through the countryside, we have...
-- Harry (chapter 4 paragraph 1)

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