arcana imperii :: the book of j


small change

«her failure lay within herself, in her abrupt pride, and sudden sharp intolerance, and her inability, when in certain moods, to accept the small change of friendship, even from those who she knew loved her deeply.» ~noel coward, present indicative

via the splendid small change, elizabeth hay's brilliant and fascinating collection of tense, interlocking short stories about friendships gone wrong, survival and regret which comb the pained underside of obsessional entanglements looking for understanding and relief.