Friday, March 18, 2016

"Welcome Thieves"

Sean Beaudoin is the author of seven novels--including Wise Young Fool--and the new short story collection, Welcome Thieves.

He applied the Page 69 Test to Welcome Thieves and reported the following:
From page 69:
"What about Terrance?"

"He runs a dozen websites. Guess which kind."

"But we went to his agency. He gave us Moet."

Cher stands, drops three dollars on the table, leans close enough that I can smell myself on her.

"I mean seriously, Dillard. Who in fuck ever heard of a school for models?"
A man's adopted sister admits to him in a donut shop that after running away from home she did not, in fact, go to modeling school, but was basically a web-cam girl. This is very representative of the rest of the book, which is often about that place where self-deception meets the longing for intimacy.
Visit Sean Beaudoin's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: Welcome Thieves.

Writers Read: Sean Beaudoin.

--Marshal Zeringue