By Jonathan Evison
Weak spot has consistently been a priority for William Miller: becoming up vegetarian in a kinfolk of bodybuilders will do this to anyone. yet William is additional weakened by way of the demise of his mom, the coming of a brand new step-mother, and his irrepressible overwhelm on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her personal demanding situations, William watches his lifestyles shift into tumult and melancholy. as soon as Lulu departs for school, Will is going into the area to discover himself — studying Western philosophy, a merciless courting global, enduring friendship, and, finally, his precise calling. Emboldened through his flip as a late-night radio character, Will rescues himself from the self-image of weak spot he'd lengthy needed to flee. This debut novel explores the elemental distinction among the place we come from — and the unending chances of the place we may match.
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The box said Tandy, so I knew it was from Radio Shack. I tore the flap open and liberated two squeaky Styrofoam bookends and pulled them apart to reveal a transistor radio. “I already put the batteries in,” she said. ” I flipped the radio on and it hissed like a theremin in hot oil. “I like radio better than TV,” she announced. “Everything’s too planned out on TV. In radio, everything is floating in space and you get to choose. ” Navigating around the FM band, I grabbed little fits and blossoms of music and patter.
I patted his backside like Waller might have. “Remember. ” He smiled. ” The new and improved Big Bill Miller glided onto the stage as if he were skating on Vaseline. At center stage, he spun around ninety degrees, faced the audience, and stood at ease for the briefest of moments. Really at ease. Grinning like Ronald Reagan on Thai Stick. Though his skin was stretched beyond all capacity, like a mutant blood sausage, he looked comfortable in it for the first time ever. Then the music began: something from Bach.
We’re all wearing our new uniforms in the picture. Big Bill is doing a front double bicep pose with a twin dangling from each bicep. He’s got a fake tan and he’s flexing his smile, so that he looks slightly adenoidal. The twins are grinning like chimps as they swing on Big Bill’s arms, impervious, it appears, to any imbalance in the universe. As for me, I’m standing off to the side; at least, I think it’s me—a cheerless spectator with bad posture. I’m not saying that Big Bill rejected me; it might have been that I rejected him.