page 71 of 231 of Exit West

“One’s relationship to windows now changed in the city” is a glorious line!

I love the image of the bookshelf propped up against the window, as if all that education and learning could keep the bombs out, as if the light seeping in around the bookcase was enough light to see by, and not just literally see, but to be illuminated by (the light of education). If our borders were all books, how would the world b better