First Chapter, First Paragraph, First Lightship


First-chapter

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where you can share the first paragraph, or a few, of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.

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Helen woke in the night to the sound of Manus whimpering. She lay still and listened, hoping that he would quieten and turn on his side and sleep, but when his voice became louder and more insistent and she could vaguely make out words, she got out of bed and moved towards the boys’ room; she was unsure whether he was dreaming or awake.

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Curracloe Beach, near Blackwater, Co. Wexford, and where my family spent summers when I was a child. photo: helene-graham.com

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Colm Toibin
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