Everything Happens Today - First Five Sentences
To whet ones appetite until the novel’s September 27th on sale date….
“When you’ve walked all the way from the Upper East Side to Greenwich Village in the middle of the night, the first sight of home should be an occasion for joy. Wes felt anything but joyful as he climbed the stoop. He had hoped that a long walk through the dark and quiet city would give him some perspective, but it hadn’t worked out that way. In other circumstances, it might have been an adventure but it was all nothing but a blur, thoughts as flimsy and disposable as plastic bags. If he had been a character in a book—Prince André in War and Peace, say—he would have seized the opportunity for a round of rough, candid soul searching that would inevitably have led to some brilliant new insight into human nature in general and his own moral frailty in particular. But he wasn’t Prince André - he was just Wes, idiot Wes, the guy who’d just ruined his life forever and forever, and he was as confused and miserable now as when he’d set out from Lucy’s apartment earlier.”