Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page.
Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence. The quirky tenants—a hilarious mix of misfits and rabble-rousers from days gone by—rely on Alexis all the more when they discover a plot to sell the Hotel. Can Alexis save their home? Find her real father? Deal with her surrogate dad’s dicey past? Find true love? Perhaps only their feisty pet crow, Habib, truly knows. Provoking interesting questions about the creative process, this novel is by turns funny, scary, witty, suspenseful, beautiful, thrilling, and unexpected.
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This unique literary gem is one part charming and 36 parts performance art. A sequential collaboration of three dozen of the Pacific Northwest's most accomplished and daring writers, this book was crafted live and on stage in the fall of 2010 as part of an imaginative pursuit called "The Novel: Live!"
It's somewhat uneven tone is part of its charm and given the diversity of talents involved there's plot twists galore.
This work is a must for any budding writer or book group. Nowhere else will you find such a wide range of diverse, competent and engaging talent in so few pages.
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