If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people, That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth. But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.