“When I lost my sight, Werner, people said I was brave. When my father left, people said I was brave.
“Stories and truths were different things. They had to be kept separate, each in their own little drawer, neatly labelled and
“I’ve been so focused on what’s horrible and unfair and terrifying about my condition that I hadn’t acknowledged what is
“Isabel’s belly quickened at the sight of the baby – her arms knew instinctively how to hold the child and calm
“Now that it’s all over, where else would I go? There’s no redemption, no forgiveness for what I did to