Jag bara älskar Mafis sätt att beskriva hur Ferenwood blev till, det vill säga den stad där huvudkaraktären Alice bor. Det bara lät så himla fint. Här kommer i alla fall ett utdrag från sid. 80
"When their world was built it was so breathtakingly beautiful- so rich and colorful-the sky wept for a hundred years. Tears of great joy and grief flooded the earth, fissuring it apart and, in the process, creating rivers and lakes and oceans that still exist today. There was joy for the beauty, but great sadness too-sadness that no one was around to appreciate the majesty of it all. And so, as the story goes, Ferenwood folk were born from the tears that watered the earth and grew them inte being. "
-Ur Furthermore av Tahereh Mafi.