Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where I share the first paragraph sometimes two from a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. I started the audio yesterday (read by Cassandra Campbell and Mark Deakins))
The Heart Goes Last; Margaret Atwood
Nan Talese - 2015
I - Where?
"Sleeping in the car is cramped. Being a third-hand Honda, it's no palace to begin with. If it was a van they'd have more room, but fat chance of affording one of those, even back when they thought they had money. Stan says they're lucky to have any kind of car at all, which is true, but their luckiness doesn't make the car any bigger.
Charmaine feels that Stan ought to sleep in the back because he needs more space -- it would only be in the front in order to drive them away fast in an emergency. He doesn't trust Charmaine's ability to function under those circumstances: he says she's been too busy screaming to drive. So Charmaine can have the more spacious back, though even so she has to curl up like a snail because she can't exactly stretch out."