First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here. Easy to participate. Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) paragraph(s) from the book. Leave your link at the blog site along with a comment on what is posted there. Learn about other books people are reading by visiting their blogs and noting their excerpts.
Today’s First Chapter, First Paragraph is from The Shipping News, the story of a displaced Newfoundlander who finds his way home and has a new start in life with a new outlook and family.
1 Quoyle: A coil of rope
Here is an account of a few years in the life of Quoyle, born in Brooklyn and raised in a shuffle of dreary upstate towns.
Hive-spangled, gut roaring with gas and cramp, he survived childhood; at the state university, hand clapped over his chin, he camouflaged torment with smiles and silence. Stumbled through his twenties and into his thirties learning to separate his feelings from his life, counting on nothing. He ate prodigiously, liked a ham knuckle, buttered spuds.
Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers may not appear every week but when it does, it will always be on Tuesday. To participate, show the title, author, and cover, and choose a random (or not) quote to share with other readers. Here’s my quote from the above book:
Quoyle went back to his desk. He felt light and hot… Quoyle rolled paper into the typewriter but didn’t type anything. Thirty-six years old and this was the first time anybody ever said he’d done it right. p. 144
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