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Big Week

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Smith, Z. (2019). Big Week. In Smith, Z. Grand Union: Stories. Penguin Press, pp. 131-156

140

"Only guy I know who still owns a beeper."

McRae looked up over his half-moons with a wide-open, undimmed enthusiasm that made even his gentlest son fear for him.

"Really? A lot of the guys at work have 'em."

—p.140 by Zadie Smith 4 years, 3 months ago

"Only guy I know who still owns a beeper."

McRae looked up over his half-moons with a wide-open, undimmed enthusiasm that made even his gentlest son fear for him.

"Really? A lot of the guys at work have 'em."

—p.140 by Zadie Smith 4 years, 3 months ago
144

"[...] You wanna know the secret? You do it for the feeling you get in the last minute. That's what you're looking for. Look, our lives are easy, right? We switch a button, the light comes on. Press another button, food gets cooked. But you gotta dig deeper than that when you run - into some deeper part of you. That part exists in everyone. Just a matter of finding it again. [...]"

on running marathons

—p.144 by Zadie Smith 4 years, 3 months ago

"[...] You wanna know the secret? You do it for the feeling you get in the last minute. That's what you're looking for. Look, our lives are easy, right? We switch a button, the light comes on. Press another button, food gets cooked. But you gotta dig deeper than that when you run - into some deeper part of you. That part exists in everyone. Just a matter of finding it again. [...]"

on running marathons

—p.144 by Zadie Smith 4 years, 3 months ago