This is my secret pleasure, to watch unseen.

March 24, 2010 at 1:22 am 5 comments

Posted by: Laura Park
Book: Geek Love (purchase on Amazon)

The story flashes to the present day Portland.  Lily has lost most of her eyesight (and mind) and acts as the manager of a rambling Victorian rooming house.  Oly (now known as Hopalong McGurk) works narrating dramatic stories on the radio and resides in Room #21.  The room allows her to keep an eye on Lily and also on the resident of Room #35.  Miranda Barker (Room #35) was raised in a convent believing she was an orphan, she has no clue that the albino dwarf in #21 is her mother.  And Oly plans on keeping it that way.

“Lily chose to forget me and I choose not to remind her, but I am terrified of seeing shame or disgust in my daughter’s face.  It would kill me.  So I stalk and tend them both secretly, like a midnight gardener.”

That paragraph was quite a tangle!  I hope readers of Geek Love enjoy the illustration and I sure hope it perhaps encourages some new folks to pick it up.  More next month!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Meg Hunt  |  March 24, 2010 at 9:35 am

    The perspective in here is so good and strange! Gosh I love this take on Geek Love.

    Reply
  • 2. Cary  |  March 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    My inner balding-hunchbacked-albino-dwarf-child applauds your illustration…

    Reply
  • 3. S.britt  |  March 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    This drawing makes me think of a lot of things.

    Reply
  • 4. pancakemahoney  |  March 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    good things?

    Reply
  • 5. Nadya  |  January 15, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I just finished the book. I love this picture!

    Reply

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