Breakable You by Brian Morton
Reviewed by Christina Schwarz
The Atlantic Monthly
It was clear that his sense of his own worth had ballooned since they had seen him last. His movements were slower and more rounded, and there was a new quality of ripeness in his way of speaking, as if he were listening to himself through headphones. He was trying on the part of the distinguished man.
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"Morton, like the character from whose point of view this passage is written, recognizes that meaning is expressed mostly through subtleties ? choice of words, tone of voice, posture ? rather than grand speeches and gestures...." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.