‘When did you know?’ Sue finally demands of Maud. ‘When did you know everything, about us, about–Did you know, at the start?’

A question, in my experience, that women who fall in love with women constantly ask each other, and themselves.


Emma Donoghue, quoting and discussing Fingersmith by Sarah Waters in Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature (reviewed at The Lesbrary).