"She was quiet (not having anything to say) but she liked noises. They were life."
I got a very beautiful hardback of this for Christmas. It’s different… it’s only short, but I spent quite a bit waiting for the story to start, before realising it had. I.e. it’s like being slowly immersed into something without you realising it’s happening until you are abruptly brought to at the end.
Reading it again straight away.