Thanks for the Trouble

Synopsis

"Was this story written about me?" I shrugged. "Yes or no?" I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty. "It's very rude not to answer simple questions," she said. I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn't give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote on my palm. I can't, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don't you feel like a jerk? Parker Santé hasn't spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching (and sometimes stealing from) the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he'll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.
Tommy Wallach
About the author

Tommy Wallach

Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and novelist. His fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in McSweeney's, Tin House, Wired, Salon, and other magazines. As a musician, he has put out an EP with Decca Records and performed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. We All Looked Up is his debut novel.Read, hear, and stalk him at TommyWallach.com.

Books by Tommy Wallach

Related articles

The Writer's Room: Resources For Aspiring Authors

News | Book Life

11 August 2020

The Writer's Room: Resources For Aspiring Authors

    Live Book Event: Luke Horton, Author of The Fogging

    News | Events & Festivals

    10 August 2020

    Live Book Event: Luke Horton, Author of The Fogging

      Podcast: The Bluffs Author Kyle Perry Talks About the Effects of Social Media

      Podcast

      10 August 2020

      Podcast: The Bluffs Author Kyle Perry Talks About the Effects of Social Media

        Get creative and celebrate Fathers Day with this awesome activity pack

        Kids & Ya

        7 August 2020

        Get creative and celebrate Fathers Day with this awesome activity pack

        Top secrets of truly great storytime readers and storytellers

        News | Book Life

        7 August 2020

        Top secrets of truly great storytime readers and storytellers

        Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah: A Conversation on Diversity in Children's Writing #1

        Kids & Ya

        7 August 2020

        Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah: A Conversation on Diversity in Children's Writing #1

        Live Book Event, Greg Woodland, Author of The Night Whistler

        News

        6 August 2020

        Live Book Event, Greg Woodland, Author of The Night Whistler

          Rachel Bin Salleh: A Conversation on Diversity in Children’s Writing #6

          Podcast

          4 August 2020

          Rachel Bin Salleh: A Conversation on Diversity in Children’s Writing #6

            Deborah Abela: A Conversation About Diversity in Children’s Writing #5

            News

            4 August 2020

            Deborah Abela: A Conversation About Diversity in Children’s Writing #5

              Laura Bloom: A Conversation About Diversity in Children’s Writing #4

              Podcast

              3 August 2020

              Laura Bloom: A Conversation About Diversity in Children’s Writing #4

                COMMENTS

                Leave a Reply

                Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *