Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pg. 99: Allison Burnett's "Undiscovered Gyrl"

This weekend's feature at the Page 99 Test: Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett.

About the book, from the publisher:
Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely.

Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion. Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do more than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, Rory, and work at the bookstore. She plans to seduce Dan, a thirty-two-year-old film professor.

Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonymous blog, telling strangers her innermost desires, shames, and thrills. But when Dan stops taking her calls, when her alcoholic father suffers a terrible fall, and when she finds herself drawn into a dangerous new relationship, Katie's fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge.

Sexually frank, often heartbreaking, and bursting with devilish humor, Undiscovered Gyrl is an extraordinarily accomplished novel of identity, voyeurism, and deceit.
Read an excerpt from the novel, and visit the Undiscovered Gyrl website and Allison Burnett's website.

Allison Burnett is a screenwriter, journalist, poet, director, and novelist and short story writer.

His novels include Christopher: A Tale of Seduction, a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction, and The House Beautiful: A Novel of High Ideals, Low Morals, and Lower Rent.

The Page 69 Test: The House Beautiful.

Allison Burnett's "Christopher," the movie.

The Page 99 Test: Undiscovered Gyrl.

--Marshal Zeringue