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Jonathan Safran Foe

We need much bigger pockets, I thought as I lay in bed counting off the seven minutes it takes a normal person to fall asleep. We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families, and our friends, and even the people who aren’t on our lists, people we’ve never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe. — Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close . (Mariner Books; Reprint edition, April 4, 2006) Originally published April 1st 2005.


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