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Monday, September 26, 2011
First Page Mondays: Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph
As part of the First Page Mondays initiative by The Book Worm, here's the first page from the book 'Saraswati Park' by author Anjali Joseph.
'He held out the book and pointed to the margin. 'Do you have more like this?'
The bookseller looked distracted. It was nearly five: a tide of commuters would soon spill past the stalls, towards Churchgate and the trains that would take them home. The heat lingered but already the light was changing: it was finer, more golden. From the sea, at the end of the road, there spread a pale brightness, as though the street and the bookstalls were a mirage that would disappear with the sunset.
The thin young bookseller glanced at the open page, where handwritten notes in blue ink danced next to the sober type.'You;d ave to check,' he said. 'I can't say.'
'What's your name?' the customer persisted. He was a tall, broad-shouldered fellow in his fifties, grey-haired, with steel spectacles on which the last light glinted; there was something pleasant about him.
The bookseller raised an eyebrow. 'Uday,' he said. He turned to stare past the customer's shoulder. At the Flora Fountain.........'
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