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"To satisfy Irina and Seth's curiosity, Alma began by telling them, with the lucidity that preserves crucial moments for us, of the first time she saw Ichimei Fukuda. She met him in the splendid garden at the Sea Cliff mansion in the spring of 1939."

Alma Belasco is really an original character. She is a woman who lives by her own rules. She wears purple rings, she's a woman who disappears twice a week to an unknown place.

Great suspense~

The thunder starts as we're saying goodbye, leaving each other for the summer holidays ahead. A loud crack echoes off the ground, making Connie jump.

The author, B.A. Paris likens this storm to an "omen." I did think of foreshadowing.

Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith

"It's interesting, isn't it, how when you stay in a hotel almost anywhere all you hear are the major languages;...But they were speaking some of those languages in the hotel that weekend--wonderful, exotic languages, including one that had clicks and whistles in it. !Kung. And it has an exclamation mark in front of it."

The Ray of the Microcosm by Petar II Petrovic Njegos

He now remembers his first glory, dreams Of blissful times, but dreams and memories Are fading far too fast out of his sight, Pressed in dark ranges, they withdraw and flee Into the wide book of eternity;

Ron Carter - The Shadow Of Your Smile