• At times I believed that the last page of my book and the last page of my life were one and the same, that when my book ended I'd end, a great wind would sweep through my rooms carrying the pages away, and when the air cleared of all those fluttering white sheets the room would be silent, the chair where I sat empty.

    Nicole Krauss (2006). “The History of Love: A Novel”, p.9, W. W. Norton & Company