'We will not fight any more,' he said. 'Fighting will not make you stay. In French we have what is called une separation de corps - not a divorce, you understand, just a separation. Well. We will separate. But I know you belong with me. I believe - I must believe - that you will come back.'
‘Giovanni,’ I said, ‘I’ll not be coming back. You know I won’t be back.’
— James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room