First Lines Friday – 10th May 2019

First Lines Friday

Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays” this is a weekly meme, that I first saw on Jill’s Book Blog and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

FIRST LINES:

“Varya is thirteen.

New to her are three more inches to height and the dark patch of fur between her legs. Her breasts are palm sized, her nipples pink dimes.”

Do you recognise which book these lines come from?

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This weeks book is… The Immortalists by Chole Benjamin

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Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.

The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.

Have you read this book? How did you find it? Let me know down below.

 


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8 comments

  1. Yay, I’m so glad my goldfish memory didn’t fail me and I recognized which book this was (mostly because of the name, though I had to wrack my brains a bit to recall it)! I really enjoyed this book. It’s a beautiful but quite a sad family saga…

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