“I’m sick of everything, and of the everythingness of everything.” —F. Pessoa
'“For instance, if I am walking through the city and look into one of those quiet courtyards where nothing has changed for decades, I feel, almost physically, the current of time slowing down in the gravitational field of oblivion. It seems to me then as if all the moments of our life occupy the same space, as if future events already existed and we’re only waiting for us to find our way to them at last, just as when we have accepted an invitation we duly arrive in a certain house at a given time. And might it not be that we also have appointments to keep in the past, in what has gone before and is for the most part extinguished, and must go there in search of places and people who have some connection with us on the far side of time, so to speak?” —W.G. Sebald'
"Truong Tran’s BOOK OF THE OTHER is a searing and powerful look into the way institutional racism pervades communities, classrooms, and everyday life. This book peels back later after later until we discover our selves at its center—often beautiful, often ugly, often both. This book takes to task, among many things, wokeness-as-social-currency, violent legacies of silence, and it reminds us that every one of us creates the world, both with our actions, as well as our inactions, for better or for worse. It reminds us that every single moment is a new one and with it comes a choice to change and grow and become better humans to one another. It’s painful and intense and heartbreakingly urgent. It’s fierce and beautiful and funny and sincere. It’s filled with defeat and it’s filled with hope. It’s difficult as the world. Do yourself a favor and please read this book."- Maxwell