"-What the...? They're sraying! But Alejo couldn't hear Gumecindo's response..."(76).
"-Puta madre. The tie spun endlessly in the mud."(127).
"All this, just to arrive at a heap od aluminum foil and missing tires."(135).
"Estrella emerged from the glass doors of the hospital not knowing quite what to do with the emptiness in her hands."(156).
"She thought he was crying. He rubbed his eyes under his bifocals and folded his arms again."(161).
“She sat down in the small circle of yellow lantern light and removed her shoes, balled her socks and tucked them in her shoes as the mother had taught them to do… Estrella stood up. There was no turning back now,” (172,173).