Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, now hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews. Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book they are reading or that they plan to read soon.A Girl Returned; Donatella Di Pietrantonio
Europa Editions - 2019 - 170 pp
(Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein)
"I was thirteen, yet I didn't know my other mother.
I struggled up the stairs to her apartment with an unwieldy suitcase and a bag of jumbled shoes. On the landing I was greeted by the smell of recent frying and a wait. The door wouldn't open: someone was shaking it wordlessly on the inside and fussing with the lock. I watched a spider wriggle in the empty space, hanging at the end of its thread.
There was a metallic click, and a girl with loose braids that hadn't been done for several days appeared. She was my sister, but I had never seen her. She opened the door wide so I could come in, keeping her sharp eyes on me. We looked like each other then, more than we do as adults."
What do you think - read more or pass?
I'd keep reading, I want to know why she had never met her mother or sister.ReplyDelete
I would keep reading too, there's a story there!ReplyDelete
This sounds promising!ReplyDelete
I am pulled in by the moments before the sisters meet each other. A book I think I would love. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “FORGIVE ME”ReplyDelete
Interesting beginning. Thanks for this update.ReplyDelete
I love the descriptiveness of the opening. I've liked reading other books published by Europa, so I'd definitely give this one a go.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good one!ReplyDelete
This sounds so interesting. I'd read on!ReplyDelete
I'd definitely read on at least until I found out more about why this was the first time they were seeing each other...and where the book was headed.ReplyDelete
It is intriguing. I'd want to see what happened.ReplyDelete
I would keep reading. You grabbed my interest.ReplyDelete
I'd keep reading, too. Seems that all of us are curious. Like Sam, I'd read at least until I found out more.ReplyDelete
Well, I'm curious! keep going. ;)ReplyDelete