Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Super in the City"

Daphne Uviller was superintendent of her family’s building in the West Village for ten long years. She is a former Books/Poetry editor for Time Out New York and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, New York, Allure, and Self.

applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Super in the City, and reported the following:
It turns out I love page 69 of my book! Who knew? For better or worse, it captures the wacky, somewhat breathless feel of the whole book, and tells the reader a lot about one of the main character's closest friends, Lucy. Lucy is forever searching for love -- often in the wrong places -- and this page details one of the very New York City-centric ways she does this: she writes "Middle of Brooklyn Bridge, Sun, Noon" on all her ten-dollar bills, hoping that she'll meet a man that way. When that doesn't work, she starts writing "3 Lives Books, Sun, Noon" instead -- a reference to my favorite bookstore in the city.
Read an excerpt from Super in the City, and learn more about the book at the publisher's website.

Visit Daphne Uviller's website.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue