“Guess that's where the tears came from, knowing that there's so much in this great big world that you don't have a single ounce of control over."
"But people do pay other people to act like part of the family. That doesn't mean it's not a transaction.”
“But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
Shortlisted for the 2019 Encore Award for Best second novel, Daniel Shand's Crocodile is stylistic and effective.
"There have been times where I felt that I might die of loneliness.”
“We skip the moments like stones.”