Look at Austen. In her novels, you get a dance, followed by an encounter, followed by a letter, then a period of solitude. No flashbacks and no backstory. Let’s have no more back story!BrainyQuote. 2020. 60 Colm Toibin Quotes – Inspirational Quotes At Brainyquote. [online] Available at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/colm-toibin-quotes [Accessed 30 May 2020].