First Lines, 06/10/18
First lines of the novel I'm in too much pain to write today:
"Tyler had always been an exceptional liar.
In fact, only his parents knew that his name was NOT Tyler — and they were both dead. (They weren't. They were retired, living in Pomona.)
He lied to his teachers. He lied about knowing celebrities. Nearly every Saturday morning, he lied to the bankers and caddies at the local country club, where he was not actually a member.
He once lied under oath.
But on the morning Tyler woke up, morphine-numb, to the sterile smell of the Critical Care Unit at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, the Truth began to exact its slow and brutal revenge on Tyler McSorley."
— Damien Willis
June 10, 2018