Wednesday, April 29, 2009
~Book Preview~ Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim
From the back cover: At the age of eight Brian Lackey is found bleeding under the crawl space of his house, having endured something so traumatic that he cannot remember an entire 5-hour period of time. During the following years he slowly recalls details from that night, but these fragments are not enough to explain what happened to him, and he begins to believe that he may have been the victim of an alien encounter. Neil McCormick is fully aware of the events from that summer. Wise beyond his years, curious about his developing sexuality, Neil found what he perceived to be love and guidance from his baseball coach. Now, ten years later, he is a teenage hustler, a terrorist of sorts, unaware of the dangerous path his life is taking. His recklessness is governed by idealized memories of his coach, memories that unexpectedly change when Brian comes to Neil for help, and ultimately, the truth.
About the Author: Scott Heim's fiction and poetry have appeared in many leading magazines. He is also the author of a collection of poetry, Saved From Drowning. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas and Columbia University. He lives in New York City.