This week my teaser lines come from Haruki Murakami's novel, South of the Border, West of the Sun (first published in 1992; translation by Philip Gabriel). This quote is from page 4 of the Kindle edition:
...I was an only child. I had an inferiority complex about it, as if there was something different about me, that what other people all had and took for granted I lacked.I suppose this passage resonated with me because I'm an only child, too. I don't really think I'd say it gave me an inferiority complex, but the term did always sound a little accusatory. Sort of like: If you'd been a better kid, maybe your folks wouldn't have stopped with YOU.
I detested the term only child. Every time I heard it, I felt something was missing from me -- like I wasn't quite a complete human being.
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