Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph, maybe two, of a book that I'm reading or plan to read soon.
Europa Editions - 2017
"In case it's slipped your mind, Dear Sir, let me remind you: I am your wife. I know that this once pleased you and that now, suddenly, it chafes. I know you pretend that I don't exist, and that I never existed, because you don't want to look bad in front of the highbrow people you frequent. I know that leading an orderly life, having to come home in time for dinner, sleeping with me instead of whomever you want, makes you feel like an idiot. I know you're ashamed to say: look I was married on October 11th, 1962, at twenty-two, I said: I do in front of the priest in a church in the Stella neighborhood, and I did it for love, nothing forced me into it; look, I have certain responsibilities, and if you people don't know what it means to have responsibilities you're petty. I know, believe me, I know. But whether you like it or not, the fact remains, I am your wife and you are my husband. We've been married for twelve years--twelve years in October--and we have two children. Sandro, born in 1965, and Anna, born in 1969. Do I need to show you their birth certificates to shake some sense into you?"
Does this intro make you curious for more?
Please feel free to join in each Tuesday with your own "First Chapter, First Paragraph Intro" by linking your post from the book you are reading below.