Great opening paragraph 2… ‘Middlesex’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Jeffrey Eugenides“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974. Specialized readers may have come across me in Dr Peter Luce’s study, ‘Gender Identity in 5-Alpha-Reductase Pseudohermaphrodites,’ published in the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology in 1975. Or maybe you’ve seen my photograph in chapter sixteen of the now sadly outdated ‘Genetics and Heredity.’ That’s me on page 578, standing naked beside a height chart with a black box covering my eyes.”
‘Middlesex’ by Jeffrey Eugenides 

Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘American Psycho’ by Brett Easton Ellis
‘Astonishing Splashes of Colour’ by Clare Morrall
‘Queen Camilla’ by Sue Townsend

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
MIDDLESEX by Jeffrey Eugenides via @SandraDanby #amwriting