“Stanki nashti chi arakenpe manushen shai.”
Mountains do not meet, but people do.
This proverb is spoken twice in the novel. The saying is hopeful and poignant in its own right. Take heart, we shall meet again.
A friend informed me that he was somewhere around page 300. Page 301 is one of my favorite chapter closes. This novel scene is for him. Thanks, buddy!
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“He took a look over his shoulder. The earth was still below him. He closed his eyes and breathed deeply to calm himself. The actions he must take played themselves in his mind once again. Before he could change his mind, he let go. If any spectators had been on the ground, they would have believed it suicide. If they would have been able to observe his descent, they would have been sure that he had died before hitting the ground, for his body would have been seen bouncing off the balconies as it fell, which is exactly what Carlos did.”