"We were still reading for ideas back then, for style. We hadn't figured out what literature was for, actually, that it was mostly about loss, that without hope there was no risk and without risk there was no danger and that every story, in the end, is about danger. We still believed literature could be reasoned with, I mean."
-from Summer, As In Love, from the collection of short stories The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories, by Steve Almond