A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh by Kevin Brockmeier

By Kevin Brockmeier

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is able to develop into a distinct individual: now not the boy he has continually been--the person who cries too simply and laughs too simply, who lives in an otherland of glowing daydreams and imaginary catastrophes--but another individual altogether.

Over the process one tuition year--seventh grade--he units out looking for himself. alongside the way in which, he occurs into his first kiss at a church celebration, struggles to appreciate why his previous acquaintances tease him on the lunch desk, turns into the debate of the complete college due to his Halloween gown, and booby-traps his lunch to discourage a thief.

With an analogous deep feeling and oddly dreamlike precision which are the hallmarks of his fiction, the acclaimed novelist now explores the dream of his personal prior and recovers the individual he used to be.

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