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“She was aware first of the scent of the hotel shampoo, a Middle Eastern aroma reminiscent of anise, and then–when she opened her eyes–the way the light from the window was different from the light in the rooms in the hotel where the crew usually stayed.
The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian Photo of flight attendants from the 1960s. A very very long first sentence to a novel, but it worked to set the scene. Immediately we know that the character…