I had so many questions upon completing the work. What did Doerr hope to accomplish with the work, overall? Aside from the representation of the effect of memory on the human consciousness, what was the underlying message?
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“Every hour the thought floats to the surface: if we’re all going to end up happy together in Heaven then why does anyone wait? Every hour the Big Sadness hangs behind my ribs, sharp and gleaming, and it’s all I can to do keep breathing.”
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