NOTE: I listened to this novel as an audiobook during my daily commute so I don’t have as many notes as I'd like to.
- You ought to be able to grow up in a place and not have to get the hell out of it when you turn eighteen.”
- “this is what it means to get old, you don’t look forward to pleasure so much as easing pain.”
- “Same as what they taught you as a lifeguard- you have to save yourself before you can save anyone else. ”
- “And one day...there would be no record, nothing left standing, to show that anything had ever been built in America. It was going to cause big problems, he didn't know how but he felt it. You could not have a country, not this big, that didn't make things for itself. There would be ramifications eventually.”