Saturday, October 6, 2007

Brian Yansky. MY ROAD TRIP TO THE PRETTY GIRL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Simon was just kicked out of school, his family relations aren’t good, and to top it all off, his girlfriend just dumped him. So he takes off. He leaves Iowa and heads to Texas to look for his real parents. Along the way, he meets two bums, a girl, and an Elvis impersonator (or he could be the real thing? It’s 1979). They all travel down to Texas together. Each of them are focused on events in their past and wondering how to move on to make a future for themselves. This was a quirky, offbeat novel. And in case you’re wondering, the pretty girl capital happens to be Austin, Texas, according to Simon anyway.