The Yellow Birds: A Novel Quotes

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"I was not surprised by the cruelty of my ambivalence back then. Nothing seemed more natural than someone getting killed."
-Chapter 1, p. 11

"'People are going to die,' he said flatly. 'It's statistics.' Then he got up and left the room."
-Chapter 2, p. 39

"It made me feel fine to be walking alone in the rain that day, alongside the tall, ordered rows of pines and birches, and I began to feel a kind of calm when I passed the townspeople. I couldn't have placed it then, but now, looking back, there was a peace in the absence of talk."
-Chapter 3, p. 52

"The space between home, whatever that might mean for any of us, and the scratched-out fighting positions we occupied, collapsed."
-Chapter 4, p. 78

"'Death, or whatever, it's either coming or it's not. It's kind of like that,' he continued, 'like that split second in the car wreck...

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