This week’s competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novel addressing post-civil-war American Black identity:
"Psychics can see the color of time it's blue."
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher Education, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4HQ, faxed to 020 3194 3300 or e-mailed to email@example.com
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is August.
The winner of the last competition, who identified Notes From The Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is Nick Croft of Todmorden.