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A nice addition to the blurbs for the paperback next summer.
This is the second book trailer for my novel This Bright River, and it was put together by the inimitable Susie Kirkwood, an artist here in Chicago. This Bright River has a love story in it. Whereas the first trailer focused on Ben’s various problems in the first half of the book, this one is a representation of a nightmare Lauren, the second narrator, is having trouble shaking. The nightmare plays a bigger role in the plot later in the book, but this is the reader’s first time hearing about it.
Based on how the book is set up, it seemed right to me to have one for each central character. And they can serve as nice bookends for a totally bizarre summer. Thanks to everyone who’s supported the book! I’m going back to work at the Pancake House.
Oh, and this: narration for this one was provided by Susie’s sister, Chicago writer Jill Summers.
The circle is complete.
I mean pancakes.
I should also add that Kevin Thomas, the artist who made this comic-style review of TBR at The Rumpus, is the first person to successfully solve the puzzle in the middle of the novel. He wrote to Ben two weeks ago with the solution. He got it! I will eventually write something about the puzzle, what it was like to make it with my friend Sandor Weisz, and how it all works. I’ll let it sit for now, though, in case anyone else is trying to crack the code.
Thanks to Kevin for this amazing comics version of the book. Love it.
Yesterday an editor from the NY Times got in touch after they’d realized they’d printed a variety of mistakes about This Bright River. The story of yesterday is actually much weirder than that, but for now: Here are some corrections from the Maslin review. I’m glad they did this. Time to go eat hot dogs.