Thirty Days of First Lines: Day Eight


“It is about water. It was about water in the beginning, it will be in the end.”

This is the opening of Thomas Sanchez’ Mile Zero, a great Key West novel. It explores the figurative (and literal) “end of the road” that also inspired Wallace Steven’s extraordinary poem “The Idea of Order at Key West,” which opens,

“She sang beyond the genius of the sea.”

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Floating houses off Key West.

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