This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a jazzy stream-of-consciousness riff on postwar America:
"I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."
Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher, 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 October 8.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Richard Evans's In Defence of History , was Mark Nolan of Epsom, Surrey.
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