Oct 142019
 

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below

It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo

We buried my mother with her things: her blue dress, her black flats, and her multifocals. We couldn’t say goodbye in any other way, couldn’t take those things from her. It would have been like returning her to the earth incomplete. We buried it all, because after her death we were left with nothing. Not even each other. That day we were struck down with exhaustion. She in her wooden box; I on a chair in the dilapidated chapel, the only one available of the five or six I tried for the wake.  I could hire it for only three hours. Instead of funeral parlors, the city now had furnaces. People went in and out like loaves of bread, which were in short supply on the shelves but rained down in our memory whenever hunger overcame us.

  16 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo”

  1. How fascinating! Thanks for sharing, and for hosting this event.

  2. I like that line – we couldn’t take those things from her… makes you think!

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Wow. Sounds really powerful.

  4. OMG, Vicki, as soon as I read this intro, I added it to my library holds list. So powerful, I love the writing.

  5. It sounds like a very moving story. The opening definitely makes me want to know more.

  6. This book sounds like many of us can relate.

  7. I’m not sure this book is for me, but I hope you like it.

  8. Sounds intriguing and intense!

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