First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intro

Every Tuesday Vicki at I’d Rather Be At the Beach hosts First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros, where we share the first paragraph or two of a book we are reading or thinking about reading soon.

Mine comes from Side Life by Steve Toutonghi.

Side Life

The man was defying traffic, striding slowly down the center of the merge lane that Vin and the line of cars behind him were waiting to use. The man was big and lean in a black T-shirt and black denim jeans, a long dark mane flaring like a sadhu’s, a full beard softening his heavy jaw; and he looked preposterously confident, as if he were separate from the world and impervious, as if he were parting illusion. One lane over, cars flew by, their wakes gently tugging his long hair while he walked within two feet of Vin’s new Tesla S and didn’t even tilt his head to acknowledge the driver of the machine. Eyes forward, fixed on a vague middle distance, a derisive smile tightened the corners of his lips.

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