Time-Traveling through Age (Eugenides)

A quote:

“…I hadn’t gotten old enough yet to realize that living sends a person not into the future but back into the past, to childhood and before birth, finally, to commune with the dead.  You get older, you puff on the stairs, you enter the body of your father.  From there it’s only a quick jump to your grandparents, and then before you know it you’re time-traveling.  In this life we grow backwards.  It’s always the gray-haired tourists on Italian buses who can tell you something about the Etruscans.”

– Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

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