Open City (Teju Cole)

"Above ground I was with thousands of others in their solitude, but in the subway, standing close to strangers, jostling them and being jostled by them for space and breathing room, all of us reenacting unacknowledged traumas, the solitude intensified."

"Above ground I was with thousands of others in their solitude, but in the subway, standing close to strangers, jostling them and being jostled by them for space and breathing room, all of us reenacting unacknowledged traumas, the solitude intensified."

U.S.A. / 2012

Teju Cole is an American-born, Nigerian-raised writer, photographer, and art historian. 
Open City, garnered universal praise from critics. It's about a man's daily walks around NYC. This subject seems boring, but Cole handles it masterfully. He has a keen ability to write about the mundane with stunning insight. 

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