Mia Couto’s book is about a man who nearly destroys his family through his fury, both manifest and inarticulate; and about the resilience of his sons in surviving it. I found this simple statement surprising and wise – it takes a lot of strength and presence of mind to see fury as a different way of crying when it’s unleashing its force on those around.
‘Fury is just a different way of crying.’
See also the quote-rich review of this thought-provoking novel.
Source: Mia Couto, The Tuner of Silences, trans. David Brookshaw (Biblioasis, 2012 (2009)), p. 66
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