We called him the Professor. And he called my son Root, because, he said, the flat top of his head reminded him of the square root sign.If you want to play along, this meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages. Click this link to see other book beginnings.
"There's a fine brain in there," the Professor said, mussing my son's hair. Root, who wore a cap to avoid being teased by his friends, gave a wary shrug. "With this one little sign we can come to know an infinite range of numbers, even those we can't see." He traced the symbol in the thick layer of dust on his desk.
Friday, November 26, 2010
It's Friday ~ and I'm beginning a new book
It's Friday -- yeah, "black Friday" after Thanksgiving -- and I've started another book: The Housekeeper and the Professor ~ by Yoko Ogawa (2009 in English translation). Here's how it begins: