This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a first novel by an American journalist: " And then say what? Say, 'Forget you're hungry, forget you got shot inna back by some racist cop - Chuck was here?' "
The winner receives a £25 Blackwell's voucher and
the closing date is November 14 .
Entries should be sent to:
Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield
London E1W 1BX
faxed to 020 7782 3300
or emailed to email@example.com .
The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Primo Levi's If This Is a Man , is Brian Griffin of Bath Spa University College.