[quote] Memorable Book Openings (#3): White Teeth by Zadie Smith …

‘Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway. At 06.27 hours on 1 January 1975, Alfred Archibald Jones was dressed in corduroy and sat in a fume-filled Cavalier Musketeer Estate face down on the steering wheel, hoping the judgement would not be too heavy upon him. He lay forward in a prostrate cross, jaw slack, arms splayed either side like some fallen angel; scrunched up in each fist he held his army service medals (left) and his marriage license (right), for he had decided to take his mistakes with him. A little green light flashed in his eye, signaling a right turn he had resolved never to make.’

Memorable Book Openings (#3): White Teeth by Zadie Smith

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003 at 1:04 pm and is filed under Books, Memorable Book Openings.

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Have to say, am really liking these book openings. More please.

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