Monday, June 2, 2014

"Closed Doors"

Lisa O'Donnell won the Orange Screenwriting Prize in 2000 for The Wedding Gift and, in the same year, was nominated for the Dennis Potter New Screenwriters Award. Her debut novel, The Death of Bees, was the winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize.

O'Donnell applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Closed Doors, and reported the following:
On page 69 Michael is listening to his parents have an argument about her college Professor. Ma has told her Professor the secret no one on the Island can know or Michael for that matter. Ma is taking pills to help her sleep on account of “the flasher”. It’s an example of Michael listening at doors again and gleaning as much as he can about his home life and of course the secret Michael’s family are keeping from him.
Learn more about the book and author at Lisa O'Donnell's website.

Writers Read: Lisa O'Donnell.

--Marshal Zeringue