Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this memeis
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
My Book Beginning is The Summer Son by Craig Lancaster. I loved 600 Hours Of Edward and Edward Adrift which are both by the same author and I'm pleased to say that so far this one is also very good (at the time of writing this post I'm 14% in).
The first call came on Tuesday night. I yelled at Cindy from the garage to pick up. On the fourth ring, I dropped the armful of newspapers I was packing into the recycling bin and ran to the extension in the kitchen.
My guts coiled.
He owed a lot of
people, but I was the only one left to collect. I told myself that I
didn’t care about him, only about what he owed me, whatever that was.
I even tried to believe it.
Mitch Quillen’s life begins to unravel, he fears there is no escape.
His marriage and his career are both failing, and his relationship with
his father has been a disaster for decades. Approaching forty, Mitch
doesn’t want to become a middle-aged statistic. When his estranged
father, Jim, suddenly calls, Mitch’s wife urges him to respond. Ready
for a change, Mitch heads to Montana and a showdown that will alter the
course of his life. Amid a backdrop of rugged peaks and valleys, the
story unfolds: a violent episode that triggered the rift, thirty years
of miscommunication, and the possibility of misplaced blame. In Craig
Lancaster’s powerful novel, The Summer Son, readers are invited into a
family where conflict and secrets prevail, and where hope for healing
and redemption is possible.