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  1. The New YorkerMiranda July9/11/0642 min
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    • thorgalle
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      11 months ago

      Captivating! We’re witnessing a major turning point in two lives. I wonder how the title connects to the story.

      • jeff11 months ago

        Glad you read this one! The title was from a passage in the article:

        It is always terrible to have to ask for anything. We wished we were something that needed nothing, like paint. But even paint needs repainting.

        • thorgalle
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          11 months ago

          Thanks! I hadn't registered that passage deeply. The title does connect well to an overall theme: their needs forced them into doing things they would prefer not to do (I think). But that wish of needing nothing also seems contradictory to the context of the quote. They didn't seem to wish to entertain Leslie without her payment.

    • Pegeen
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      11 months ago

      Captivating. Could not stop reading this but felt awful upon it’s completion. That’s exceptional writing - to feel so many different emotions. Deeply disturbing.

    • jeff11 months ago

      Another incredibly immersive masterpiece from Miranda July. I had finally read Roy Spivey the other day and enjoyed it so much that I had to look up the author. Can’t recommend that one enough either!