Friday, January 28, 2011

Pg. 69: Kevin Fenton's "Merit Badges"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Merit Badges by Kevin Fenton.

About the book, from the publisher:
Follow four friends as they move from The Brady Bunch to Seinfeld, from junior high to middle management. There is Quint, whose rebellion frays into self-destruction; Slow, who struggles to become the world’s first teenage father figure; Chimes, who fears losing his friends while picking up a 7-10 split; and Barb who escapes the conformity of Minnisapa only to find herself returning by dark of night. You will feel as if you’ve always lived in Minnisapa, Minnesota. And you will never underestimate nice kids from the Midwest again.
Learn more about the book and author at the Merit Badges website and Kevin Fenton's blog.

Kevin Fenton lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota and works as an advertising writer and creative director. His fiction has appeared in the Northwest Review, the Laurel Review, and the Emprise Review. His writing on graphic design has been anthologized in Looking Closer 2 and Emigre No. 70: The Look Back Issue.

The Page 69 Test: Merit Badges.

--Marshal Zeringue