Be near me

Be near me when my light is low, and the heart is sick…

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Be near me is a novel by Andrew O’Hagan, award winning Scottish writer from Glasgow.  I was carried away by this  delicately written book. It is full of profound sadness and nostalgy, but also anger hidden just beneath the surface. Someone wrote Anrew O’Hagan is sympathetic chronicler of human complexity and limitation. They were right. 

“I hear his sacred heart and see his eyes closing as he falls asleep. And I say: be near me. The world is rowdy and nothing is certain. Do not stray. None of us was meant to face the day and the night alone, though that is what we do and memory now is a place of fading togetherness. Be near me. True love is what God intends.”

 

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About Sig

Her days flew like the wind; for when she wasn't studying lessons, she was fond of building castles in the air, and dreaming of the time when something she had done would make her famous, so that everybody would hear of her, and want to know her. I don't think she had made up her mind what this wonderful thing was to be.
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