First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book
I DECIDE TO COME OUT TO MY PARENTS AT SUNNY APU’S engagement party.
Not because of Sunny Apu and her groom, or the buzz of the
wedding in the air. And not because everything about a Bengali
wedding is so palpably heterosexual that it’s almost nauseating.
I decide to come out because of the way Ammu and Abbu look at
Sunny Apu, with a mixture of pride and love and longing. It isn’t
directed at Sunny Apu at all, really; it’s directed at the future. At our
futures, mine and Priti’s. I can almost see Ammu and Abbu stitching
it together in their heads: Castles in the air, made of deep red
wedding saree dreams and lined with thick gold wedding jewelry
This book was released last month, and my review is coming soon.