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House of Names - Colm Tóibín

Well, Orestes' first narration was moving and sad, and totally different pace than the previous part. It worked, tho. 

As all three walked back towards the house, followed by the dog, Leander asked Orestes where he had learned the song. Orestes pictured the scene – the man in agony on the ground, the guards watching implacably, the child in the woman’s arms, the sky above them. It seemed like another life, or a life that had belonged to someone else.

‘I don’t remember where I learned it,’ he said.