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"I had always imagined that my life story, if and when I wrote it, would have a great first line: something lyric like Nabokov's 'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins'; or if I could not do lyric, then something sweeping like Tolstoy's 'All happy families are alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.'"

Sam Savage the First Line of Firmin

Originally Published May 31, 2006

Paperback edition:

165 pages - Jan. 1, 2009