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July 16, 2018
Penguin Random House Australia Audio
May 25, 2018
Random House Australia
At first Claude said nothing. He simply stood there, one warm hand resting on my shoulder.
When my tears finally dried, his wife, who in the meantime had put down a steaming cup of tea beside me, went to fetch some tissues. Then she vanished upstairs, no doubt sensing that her presence might inhibit what would be a welcome opportunity to get things off my chest.
"I'm . . . I'm so sorry, this is ridiculous. I don't know what's come over me. I've been on edge recently anyway, and I've had such a terrible day-it's all too much."
Claude had gone to sit in the armchair opposite me and was listening closely. Something about him made me feel I could trust him. He looked me straight in the eye. It was not a judgmental, intrusive look-more like a pair of open arms.
Gazing at him, I sensed that I could open up. My inner resistance crumbled. So much the worse. Or so much the better?