First Chapter ~ First Paragraph
Today I'm featuring my current read, Akin, by Emma Donoghue. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.
An old man packing his bags.
Hard not to read the situation metaphorically, Joan commented in his head.
Noah corrected her: not old. He was only seventy-nine, till next Monday. When he'd been young, your seventies had counted as old, but not these days. Say, youngish up to sixty; then middle-aged, or young-old, through the sixties and seventies. Ancient Romans used to distinguish between senectus (still lives) and decrepitus (done for). Sharp as ever, hale, hearty -- surely Noah could still count himself in the senectus camp?
What do you think? Would you continue reading?
Noah is packing for a trip. Little does he know it will be quite a unique adventure.
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