First Chapter, First Paragraph
First Chapter, First Paragraph is a bookish meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.
My first paragraph is from River of Smoke by Amitar Ghosh, which I am reading as part of #DiverseDecember.
Deeti’s shrine was hidden in a cliff, in a far corner of mauritius, where the island’s eastern and southern shorelines collide to form the wind-whipped dome of the Morne Brabant. The site was a geological anomaly – a cave within a spur of limestone, hollowed out by wind and water – and there was nothing like it anywhere else on the mountain. Later Deeti would insist that it wasn’t chance but destiny that led her to it – for the very existence of the place was unimaginable until you had actually stepped inside it.