Quotes from “The Passenger” by Lisa Lutz

My heart was broken just once. But completely.
A wink is a difficult gesture to master and yet practiced by volumes of men who lack the panache to pull it off
The Sundowners now had a swanky new sign, as if shunning its past clientele.
revisiting my old life
stanch the flow
throw in the towel
I threw caution to the
In my experience people don’t go far out of their way for a complete stranger unless they want something.

That is not far from the truth

The best part of running full speed is not having time to look back
Men are so easily drawn to fake things.
AGE
COPYRIGHT
DEDICATION
TANYA DUBOIS
AMELIA KEEN
DEBRA MAZE
EMMA LARK
SONIA LUBOVICH
PAIGE
JO
squandered on booze and meth.
whenever I’d see a happy family, a jealousy would overtake me that was so ugly, it felt like my soul was rotting. I had to train myself not to look at them. In stores, at the movie theater, outside schools, I’d avert my gaze.
It was too dark to see the denuded trees and murky snow marring the barren February landscape.
gassed up the truck
I had come to loathe
special bourbon, sat down on Frank’s faux-suede La-Z-Boy, and had a drink to honor the dead.
you’ll have to take my word for it.
tried to imagine my t
If I could do it all over again, I never would have married him even if he slept like an angel.
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