Questions tagged [the-spirit-of-the-place]

Questions about the novel "The Spirit of the Place" by Samuel Shem. Questions about this work should be tagged with [samuel-shem].

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What does "a cloud pass across her gaze" mean?

From the novel The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem: Selma stared at him. He saw a cloud pass across her gaze. She sighed. "Orville-doll, there's nothing else but this." What does "...
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What does "the thread that had unspooled all these years" mean?

I found this quote in The Spirit of the Place by Samuel Shem Now, standing on the tracks, he realized how that moment had been one end of the thread that had unspooled all these years in a life spent ...