Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Injustice for All"

Scott Pratt is the author of An Innocent Client and In Good Faith.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Injustice for All, and reported the following:
Page 69 of my third novel, Injustice for All, is actually quite interesting. It involves one of the lead characters, Katie Dean, and is the second time in the book in which she eats a meal. During the first meal, which is the first chapter in the book, her father kills her mother and her brothers and sister with a shotgun. He shoots Katie, too, but after a long stay in the hospital, she survives. She winds up being taken in by her mother's sister, who lives on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee. The second meal, which occurs on page 69, is symbolic of a communion between Katie and her new life. The food has all been produced on the farm where she now lives. She feels a connection between the food and the place, which leads to a sense of renewal in her life.

I could write much more about the scene and the novel, but I'd rather you read it and draw your own conclusions. Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts and my work.
Learn more about the book and author at Scott Pratt's website.

The Page 69 Test: An Innocent Client.

Visit the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue