“Memory is funny like that, the way it can sharpen and refocus. Shift the present and the past bends with it. Innocuous comments become obvious evidence, odd coincidence becomes cheap conspiracy. Did they, or their friends from outside the school community, really always seem to win at the raffles? Or is that a trick of memory? Because nothing seemed sinister at the time—they were nuns, after all—the Vegas trips and Tahoe getaways were never mentally cataloged by anyone in the school community. So all that’s left now is a determined sense that of course Sister Mary Margaret and Sister Lana gambled far beyond their means. It’s one of those things everyone knows but no one knows.” Sean Flynn in GQ: The Gambling Nuns of Torrance, California.