Vida Winter in ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setherfield

“Our lives are so important to us that we tend to think the story of them begins with our birth. First there was nothing, then I was born…yet that is not so. Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Families are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole.”

—Vida Winter in ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setherfield



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