He had never imagined that the joy of being published at all and the despair of being published poorly could be tied together like the opposite Ed‘s of a shoelace.
This is one of my favorite bookmarks which feels appropriate for today. Also really enjoying this book despite it being set in the horrors of war. Maybe because the humor is subtle and focuses oddly on beauty found among horror. Akmed, facing a patient in the aftermath of a land mine, a common scene for him- has as his first reaction to throw his lab coat over the child whose protection has brought him to this hospital.