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Lines You Don’t Forget: The Traitor Baru Cormorant

traitor-baruSometimes books have lines you don’t ever forgot, even if you never finish the book.

I haven’t finished The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson. But I read this line days and days ago and I find myself thinking of it at odd moments.

“You. None of these men have husbands. They hate husbands.” She lowered her forehead to his. “He’s gone, Solit. I looked—I looked so long—”

When this happened, it was because of the class on Scientific Society and Incrasticism that Baru could only think to ask: “Was Salm my real father? Or was he only a sodomite?”

It shows just deeply she has absorbed the culture and values of the colonizers, and just how easy that is to do, all without her parents realizing. Or hold her back in anyway.

It is just really astonishing.

The first chapter is here:

The line is here in this excerpt above. Do you have the same reaction to it that I do?


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