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Ten days af­ter the war ended, my sis­ter Laura drove a car off a bridge. The bridge was be­ing re­paired: she went right through the Dan­ger sign. The car fell a hun­dred feet into the ravine, smash­ing through the treetops feath­ery with new leaves, then burst into flames and rolled down into the shal­low creek at the bot­tom. Chunks of the bridge fell on top of it. Noth­ing much was left of her but charred smithereens. I was in­formed of the ac­ci­dent by a po­lice­man: the car was mine, and they’d traced the li­cence.’

MAR­GARET AT­WOOD

(2000)

THE BLIND AS­SAS­SIN

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