'Venkat was afraid of saying something wrong.'
‘I can’t remember: did a young man destroy his miserable god, or did a god free its worshipper and take his blood and his bones?’
‘We missed our moment, reading the classics in semi-virtual travel agencies.’
‘Something as fundamental to intelligence as counting was eluding him.’
‘Things started going wrong at my ten-year college reunion – or I guess I mean that I realized how wrong they had gone.’
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