Bitter in the Mouth
By Monique Truong
I picked this book up on a whim at an Oxfam charity book shop in London, something I often do during the summer months. Whilst reading this book there was an unexpected turn of events that left me changed. The book was filled with heartfelt and profound words. Here are some that left their print on me.
“There were two kinds of absences. The void and the missing.
The void was the person, place or thing that was never there in the first place.
The missing existed but was no longer present.
One was theoretical loss. The other was actual. Which was worse?”