What a treat. While in Albuquerque, I've had the opportunity to break bread with Regina Porter, author of The Travelers, one of the most highly anticipated books of the season--her debut novel. What a delight. Her warmth and thoughtful, generous conversation was such a treat in a culture that celebrates rapid fire platitudes. The book is so beautifully written. She hooked me with the opening paragraph:
When the boy was Four, he asked his father why people needed to sleep.
His father said "So God could unfuck all thethings people fuck up."