Book Beginnings (a la Rose City Reader)
“This morning Rino telephoned. I thought he wanted money again and I was ready to say no. But that was not the reason for the phone call: his mother was gone.”
First Impression: Excellent. This book isn’t classified as a mystery so I know it’s a disappearance, not a murder, and that idea has always been appealing to me.
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“Once only I seemed to see Tina and with a tug at my heart I bent over to grab her, but it was only a crumpled page of old newspaper. They aren’t here, Lila repeated, and headed toward the door. Then I felt lost, unable to stay there by myself and keep searching, unable to leave if I hadn’t found my doll.
At the top of the steps she said:
“Don Achille took them, he put them in his black bag.”
And at that very moment I heard him, Don Achille: he slithered, he shuffled among the indistinct shapes of things. Then I abandoned Tina to her fate, and ran away.”