The Strange Bird: A Borne Story Quotes

Jeff VanderMeer
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Only a sense of peace. Only the crisp taste of the apple.
-- Narrator (The First Dream)

Importance: The Strange Bird’s origins are hinted at here. This hint is the start of a long series of foreshadowing details that lead the reader to understand that the Strange Bird is actually Sanji. This first revelation follows the dream that the Strange Bird has of Sanji giving her companion an apple. This line hints at the idea that the Strange Bird, for some reason, has memories of Sanji’s life, as demonstrated by the Strange Bird remembering the taste of the apple. Also, this scene introduces the symbol of the apple.

The Strange Bird’s strength failed her, and she tumbled, rose and fell only because the wind willed it.
-- Narrator (The Storm)

Importance: In this novel, many forces control the Strange Bird. In this section, nature controls the Strange Bird’s actions through a storm. This storm buffets the Strange...

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