• When Caroline Walker fell in love with Julian English she was a little tired of him. That was in the summer of 1926, one of the most unimportant years in the history of the United States, and the year in which Caroline Walker was sure her life had reached a pinnacle of uselessness.

    John O'Hara (2013). “Appointment in Samarra: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)”, p.79, Penguin