"He sat in front of it, watching it, and that was the only time he was completely still. But it was the kind of stillness that you see in a rabbit when it freezes and before it will bolt."
"I went over to it but Stephan must have known what I was up to. He rushed from his chair and shoved me out of the way, against the wall."
"It looked worse than any typical Indian car that has been driven all its life on reservation roads which they always say are like government promises--full of holes."
"He might have drawn back a little because the shadows on his face are deep as holes. There are two shadows curved like little hooks around the ends of his smile as if to frame it and try to keep it there"
"His face was totally white, hard, like a stone. Then it broke, like stones break all of the sudden when water boils up inside them."