"Then there was the bad weather."
"This is a story about love and death in the golden land, and begins with the country."
"Six years after the fact, Dr. Paul Edward Farmer reminded me, "We met because of a beheading, of all things.""
"As a boy, I never knew where my mother was from -- where she was born, who her parents were."
"The western plains of New South Wales are grasslands."