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Tim Parks   ::   Italian Neighbours

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People's friends here are their childhood friends, their family. They don't even know how to make friends, because they have never had to do so, and anyway, they can't imagine anybody being without their own circle.
What hope for me then?
Discreto, valido, relativo - not one of them is a particularly complimentary or pejorative term. They are the cool words of the astute analyst, the man who looks at the whole show from a distance, then goes about his business as he would have done anyway, regardless, but happy to have had the chance to illustrate his powers of observation.
In the end he's only lost two hundred and fifty odd quid. Not much to pay for a significant experience.
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