This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from an author who was on the side of angels:
"Along the western slopes of the Oregon Coastal Range ... come look: the hysterical crashings of tributaries as they merge into the Wakonda Auga Rivers ... ".
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is November 26.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Dante's Divine Comedy : Paradiso, was Gill Abrahams of Kings Lynn.
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