“Furious at the smallness of her mother’s life.”

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You Context: Marilyn Lee is going through her mother's things, and she realises just how small her mother's life as an abandoned housewife was. Her mother had never wanted Marilyn to be more. She wanted for Marilyn what she lost: a husband and a cookie cutter life. I read this book last … Continue reading “Furious at the smallness of her mother’s life.”

“Nothing left but you, alone, and empty space.”

Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You Context: Marilyn Lee is thinking about her life up to this point. She thinks about how she's given her all to her marriage and family and yet she is left with nothing. She is in pain. This quote stuck out to me because I've sometimes felt the same. A deep, unexplained … Continue reading “Nothing left but you, alone, and empty space.”