Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pg. 69: Benjamin Lytal's "A Map of Tulsa"

This weekend's feature at the Page 69 Test: A Map of Tulsa: A Novel by Benjamin Lytal.

About the book, from the publisher:
The first days of summer: Jim Praley is home from college, ready to unlock Tulsa's secrets. He drives the highways. He forces himself to get out of his car and walk into a bar. He's invited to a party. And there he meets Adrienne Booker; Adrienne rules Tulsa, in her way. A high-school dropout with a penthouse apartment, she takes a curious interest in Jim. Through her eyes, he will rediscover his hometown: its wasted sprawl, the beauty of its late nights, and, at the city's center, the unsleeping light of its skyscrapers.

In the tradition of Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Map of Tulsa is elegiac, graceful, and as much a story about young love as it is a love letter to a classic American city.
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The Page 69 Test: A Map of Tulsa.

--Marshal Zeringue