The Heart

One day, she must find out what direction time flows in—whether it’s linear or the quick circle of a hula hoop, whether it curls and loops or is coiled like the spiral of a snail’s shell, whether it can take the form of a tube wave, sucking up the sea, the entire universe, into its dark flip side. Yes, she needs to understand what it is that makes up the passing of time. – MAYLIS DE KERANGAL AND SAM TAYLOR, THE HEART