The Lola Quartet Quotes

Emily St. John Mandel
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I know this sounds crazy, but I think we have the same genes.”
-- Narrator (chapter 2 paragraph 51)

Importance: Gavin is rehearsing how he might approach Chloe. He doesn’t know for certain that she’s his daughter, and the quote indicates both the simplicity and absurdity of Gavin’s situation.

He was always impatient and always wanted to be somewhere else and as he walked away from Anna’s house that night his desire to escape south Florida was almost a physical ache.”
-- Narrator (chapter 5 paragraph 17)

Importance: The quote explains how Gavin felt as a young man, but he remains unchanged in the present. It foreshadows his decision to leave after finally confronting Anna and not getting to know his daughter.

He understood reading these stories, how easy it was to sink.
-- Narrator (chapter 9 paragraph 1)

Importance: Gavin is capable of relating to the people he writes about, but doesn’t fully comprehend the consequence of his.

If you’re in narcotics, you know...
-- Paul (chapter 10 paragraph 40)

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