Thursday, December 31, 2020

BOOK #7 of 2020: RIVER ROAD

Book #7 from Good Deed Rain in 2020 is RIVER ROAD, published in December. I wrote this one last summer. Nearly every summer I reread Richard Brautigan’s SO THE WIND WON’T BLOW IT ALL AWAY. This time it inspired me to write about a newspaper boy who rides his bike down River Road to deliver the Herald to a ghost town. He never gets to see the ghosts but he does meet a vampire who has a radio station hidden underground. He can tune in while he rides his bicycle at night. He meets Agatha Christie at the library. He has a pet tadpole that is turning into a dog. He steals a hunting cap and regrets it. He gets paid in invisible money. A cowboy makes him a sandwich and warns him, “Beware of River Road!”

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