On November 1, 2010, I began serializing my novel Meets Girl here on this site. It’s a contemporary update of Faust, set in Manhattan, about a young writer who falls in love with a girl who doesn’t love him in return. It makes use of metafictional elements–think Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation, or Bertolucci’s The Dreamers.
You can get it for your preferred Kindle reading device or in paperback right here, all in one go. Where you can also see what readers are saying about the novel, including that it’s “Smart, unpretentious, and funny.
Once upon a time . . .
Chapter Two (I didn’t begin with ‘Chapter One’ because I wanted to open with ‘Once upon a time’), in which we encounter the reason this story has a conflict (because a boy meeting a girl is not one)
Chapter Three (College and some years after)
Chapter Four, In which the trouble really starts, and which introduces the gun above a mantle, figuratively if not literally
Chapter Five, Which may or may not reveal my fortune, or my heart’s content, but certainly contains a first-act gun above a mantle
Chapter Six, In which I finish a novel, get drunk, fall in love with Veronica again, buy a tattoo, and finish up the first act, pretty much all at once (though perhaps not necessarily in that order)
A New Act
Chapter Seven, Christmas at the Sawyers
Chapter Eight, In which I demonstrate some initiative, not to mention: meet Angus (finally)
Chapter Nine, Which is the one you’ve been waiting for, isn’t it?
Chapter Ten, In which certain things, which may or may not have already been obvious, are, if not revealed, at least made explicit.
Reviews are coming in, too:
LL Book Review said: “It’s romance and fairy tales. But it’s magic and whimsy too. It’s a writer’s lament and a coming-of-age tale (for lack of a better cliché.) It’s experimentation and taking chances. It’s poetry and music. It’s love and art. . . Will Entrekin’s Meets Girl is indeed art, in its truest form, and I love that about a book…about a boy….who loved a girl….who didn’t love him back.”
And you can add it to your Goodreads: