Posts Tagged: Hector Abad

Notable NYC: 9/8–9/14

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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The Stories Behind First Sentences

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Granta is three posts into a new series in which authors unpack opening sentences they have written. Héctor Abad’s opening sentence is “The first thing I felt when I returned from the jungle was a paralysis of willpower.” His explanation is completely unexpected, involving testosterone gel, reckless driving, and the power of fate.

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