Book Beginnings and Friday 56

Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader in which you share the first sentence of the book that you are currently reading.

Here’s mine from Anthony Gilbert’s The Body on the Beam:

During the spring of last year the police were greatly perplexed by a violent death occurring at No. 39 Menzies Street.

In Friday 56 hosted by Freda’sVoice, we share a couple of sentences from Page 56 of any book.

Here’s mine from Hisham Matar’s Anatomy of a Disappearance:

Our apartment struggled to resume its original character. Naima moved soundlessly, cleaning the indifferent surfaces, preparing our joyless meals.

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