Thursday, March 20, 2014

Introducing...The Book of Jonah by Joshua Max Feldman

Introducing books through the first chapter or so...

Prologue. The Smidge

Jonah knew the 59th Street subway station well enough that he did not have to look up from his iPhone as he made his way among its corridors and commuters to the track. He felt lucky as he came down the stairs to the platform to see a train just pulling in-- he boarded without breaking his stride, took a seat by the door of the nearly empty car, went on typing. A crowd of people flooded in at the next station, but Jonah felt he'd had a long enough day that he need not give up his seat. But then an older woman-- frumpy, blue-haired, with a grandmotherly sweet face and a tiny bell of a nose-- ended up standing directly before him, and Jonah decided to do the right thing and he stood.

-- The Book of Jonah by Joshua Max Feldman

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