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Andrew Murray
English Instructor, UVic

Affiliation with UVic English:

Faculty; Alumni, M.A. 1992

Special Book: Remainder, Tom McCarthy

When did you first read this book: 2006

Which sentence from this book has special significance for you?

“Occasionally I’d let my eyes run out to corners, looking, like the other re-enactors, for an edge, although I knew there was no edge, that the re-enactment zone was non-existent, or that it was infinite, which amounted in this case to the same thing.”

What does the sentence mean to you?

What if everything was a re-enactment? What if the only authenticity was actually artificial? Infinite or non-existent, what is the difference? I love how this novel pursues those sorts of questions.

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