Wilde Lake Quotes

Laura Lippman
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I was your wife. Good-bye to my life.
-- Narrator (Oh Brave New World That Has No Trees In It paragraph 26)

Importance: Lu imagines a TV show with this name. It represents what she imagines her mother felt when her father decided that they would live in Columbia. He managed to get around her objections by finding a house she liked and having the house moved there. As his wife, she had no choice, even though she did not want to live there. It says that being married is a death sentence for women. This idea is supported by the fact that she thinks her mother really did die four months after moving there.

if you make unity everything you never be happy
-- Lu's father (We're All In Columbia paragraph 53)

Importance: Lu's father tries to get her to understand that winning is not everything as he talks to her after going to the parents-teacher meeting. However, she does not listen to him and trying to win almost costs her everything she cares...

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