This post really has nothing to do with anything I’ve learned from this internship and everything to do with Justin Kramon’s Finny which is coming out TODAY!!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Justin taught me at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio in 2007 and was great teacher. He himself is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Studio, one of the most prestigious creative writing MFA programs in the country. He’s really nice, really funny, and a great writer. His blog is also a great source of information for writers. Check out this interview with him!
Finny looks like it’s going to be an amazing read. The title comes from the protagonist, who is named Delphine but has everyone call her Finny. From there it is “a love story and coming-of-age tale.” This is what the back cover says:
We meet Finny Short as an observant, defiant fourteen-year-old who can’t make sense of her family’s unusual habits. Her mother offers guidance appropriate for a forty-year-old socialite; her father quotes Nietzsche over pancakes. Finny figures she’s stuck with this lonely lot until she meets Earl Henckel, a boy who comes from an even stranger place than she does.
Unhappy with Finny’s budding romance with Earl, her parents ship her off to Thorndon boarding school. But mischief follows Finny as she befriends New York heiress Judith Turngate, a girl whose charm belies a disquieting reckless streak.
Finny’s relationships with Judith and Earl open her up to dizzying possibilities of love and loss, and propel her into a remarkable adventure spanning twenty years and two continents.
I know I can’t wait to read it. Go order your copy now!