• Some of my relatives held on to imagined memories the way homeless people hold onto lottery tickets. Nostalgia was their crack cocaine, if you will, and my childhood was littered with the consequences of their addiction : unserviceable debts, squabbles over inheritances, the odd alcoholic or suicide.

    Mohsin Hamid (2007). “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, p.71, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt