The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, “What are you going through?”Simone Weil, quoted in What Are You Going Through? by Sigrid Nunez
Over the course of the novel, as the narrator traces her relationship with a sick friend, she also explores the stories behind those she encounters along the way: a rescued cat at an Airbnb, an elderly housebound Fox-News conservative, a brilliant but irritating ex-lover passing through town. How might other “passers-by” answer the question?
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