Monday morsel – Her fearful symmetry
I sometimes pretend that this is sort of a book blog, and today I try again with another Monday morsel. This morsel comes from Her fearful symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.
“Like, but unlike. Elspeth saw in Julia and Valentina the strangeness, the oneness that had always so discomfited people in herself and Edie. She thought of things that Edie had written to her about the twins. Do you mind Julia bossing you all the time, Valentina? Have either of you got any friends? Lovers? Arent’t you a bit old to be dressing alike? Elspeth wished she could welcome the twins somehow, sing a little song, do an elaborate pantomime demonstrating how glad she was that they’d arrived to alleviate the boredom of the afterlife. Instead she gave each twin a delicate kiss on the forehead and settled cat-like on the pillows to watch over their sleep.” (p.88)
Hear and see Audrey Niffenegger talking about the book: