"Calling a book realistic sometimes masks the extent to which an author has to find new solutions to express people’s thought processes and emotions."
, author of The Virgin Suicides
and the new Marriage Plot
In an interview on Newsweek
’s Daily Beast
. (via lewilliamnorth
"The lover’s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn’t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, that most solitary of places."