Life, Ingenuity, Soccer, Europe

a shark out of water No matter how much pomp and circumstance surrounds a funeral it remains an acknowledgement that all flesh is mortal. Stud farms, however, are a celebration of life. p. 170

“I find it a safe rule to assume that anything I can contemplate, somebody will have figured out how to do.” P. 176

“You know,” Everett said cheerfully, “they really are amazing athletes. They almost never get a chance to stop because there are no time-outs. No doubt that’s why soccer’s never become successful on American television. There’s no place for commercials.” p. 274

The one thing certain about the continent exploding under his feet was that the new Europe would in no way resemble the old. p. 293

A Shark Out of Water, Emma Lathen, 1997

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