Friday Friyay: 'Sorrowland' by Rivers Solomon
The below quotes are from an ARC and may differ from the published book. Book Beginnings is at home on Rose City Reader, hosted by Gilion Dumas, and Friday 56 at Freda's Voice, hosted by Freda. I'll also be joining the Book Blog Hop, hosted by Charlie over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.
'The child gushed out from twixt Vern's legs ragged and smelling of salt. Slight, he was, and feeble as a promise. He felt in her palms a great wilderness - such a tender thing as he could never be parsed fully by the likes of her.' p.3 (first page)
This beginning really drops you right into the moment. I love the description of the baby as 'feeble as a promise', it's beautiful imagery.
'The bar now was empty aside from Vern, but the barkeep was too busy eavesdropping to want to kick her out. "What was that all about anyway? Why did you hang up on me?" p.56
I'm not quite sure what is happening here but there is definitely some tension building up! Also, is there a better place than an empty bar past closing time to discuss issues?
This week's question was submitted by the lovely Elizabeth from Silver's Reviews:
Do you collect bookmarks?
I dooooo! Honestly, I am one of those people who will use everything for a bookmark, which means I quite often rediscover old postcards or receipts when I reopen an old book. But I do fall for the occasional beautiful bookmark as well! I have a lovely Klimt one which I think I bought in Paris. I currently have it in my edition of The Magic Toyshop, since both feel very decadent.
Do you ever match bookmarks to one specific book or do you have a bookmark that follows you on your literary adventures?