He would have a lot of reading to do today.
— Oliver Pötzsch, from The Hangman’s Daughter
(Trans. by Lee Chadeayne)
In her first official action as our new captain, she admitted that we were totally lost, which everyone knew but the previous captain had been unwilling to admit, and she said that our new destination was home, wherever that might be, and we all agreed that it was as mysterious and noble a pursuit as any, and we all set our sights that way, hoping it would still be there if and when we found it.
— Charles Yu, from “Yeoman” in Sorry Please Thank You