Saturday, October 23, 2010

"The Sleepwalkers"

Paul Grossman has been a freelance journalist for many years with published articles in major magazines such as Vanity Fair and Details. He had a highly successful Actor’s Equity reading of his first stage play, The Pariah, at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan—a drama about Hannah Arendt and the Adolf Eichmann war-crimes trial, which is currently in the hands of the Perry Street Theater Company for production development. Grossman is also a long time teacher of writing and literature at Hunter College.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, The Sleepwalkers, and reported the following:
Page 69 of this edition of The Sleepwalkers happens to be a steamy sex scene. There aren’t many in the book, but this is a key moment for the protagonist. He’s been a widower for over two years and hasn’t had any intimate relations, until now. His choice of partners comes as a total surprise. Paula, a beautiful young woman who happens to be a street hooker, has initiated this encounter free of charge. He’s touched by the unexpected passion they share, but wary of the black lace gloves she refuses to remove even during love making.
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--Marshal Zeringue