She told me that her sister Susan had killed herself with an overdose of barbituates. Her parents and her sister's partner, a carpenter from Missoula, were devastated and simply couldn't understand why. I prefer not to say anything, she wrote, there's no point adding to the pain, or adding our own little mysteries to it. As if the pain itself were not enough of a mystery, as if the pain were not the (mysterious) answer to all mysteries.
"Anne Moore's Life," Last Evenings on Earth
Roberto Bolano, 1997