I mentioned in my last post that I was going to start a new book and I did. So, I thought I’d join in on this week’s First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea.
“It is the year all the members of my family will end up fleeing Mexico, following Grandpa’s disappearance, but at that point I don’t know for sure what’s happened to him. I just need to be around my friends. I need them to take care of me, to tell me our lives will go on as expected, Italy’s calling, it will be splendid.”
From Barefoot Dogs by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho.
I got to hear the writer at last year’s Texas Book Festival so this is a book I was eager to read. Just had to wait for the right mood. It’s a book of interconnected short stories and I admit I don’t typically reach for short stories but so far, I’m really liking this one.
What do you think? Are you curious to find out what’s happened to the grandfather in this story? Do you enjoy short stories?