I am driving my van through Paris. The weather is terrible and I am caught up in the school run, but I have several boxes of second hand books on board and I really must get them back to my shop. A small girl has just run out in front of me. I am slamming on my brakes but I am skidding and I can’t avoid her.
Just quote a couple of spoiler-free sentences the book you’re reading to tempt other readers.
Here is mine:-
“That evening road sufaces are slippery,vehicles whip up great sprays of water, windscreen wipers work overtime. Éva is still running along the side road parallel to the avenue, stumbling, bumping into people and metal or concrete barriers, grazing a knee.”
This all comes courtesy of The Girl from the Chartreuse by Pierre Péju .