Opening lines from recently published books

“Superman ambled onstage in his flip-flops, old holey jeans, the tattered sky-blue work shirt.” From MARK CHILDRESS‘ new novel, Gone for Good (Knopf, $25)

“He had been eating the whole world for the seventy years of his life; and for the last twenty, he had been trying to eat the valley.”
From RICK BASS‘ novel Where the Sea Used to Be (Houghton Mifflin, $25)