Episode 217 — Chris L. Terry

   
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Chris L. Terry is the guest. His debut novel, Zero Fade, is now available from Curbside Splendor.

Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, says

Chris Terry has bestowed Kevin, the hero of Zero Fade, with an especially acute case of teenage angst, and the results are sweet, painful, and very recognizable to anyone who has survived seventh grade. This is a wonderful book.

And Lindsay Hunter, author of Don’t Kiss Me, says

Reading Chris Terry’s Zero Fade offered me a glimpse into a cultural experience that isn’t mine, but that I could recognize immediately. Vernacular as world. On the surface, it’s just language. But this novel isn’t surface. The characters speak in rhythms that reveal emotions not identifiable by just words, but I’ll name them nonetheless: humor, sadness, confusion, joy, revelation. It’s all here in Terry’s first novel, a novel that is practically carbonated, how it sparkles and burns.

Monologue topics: the story behind the story, being interviewed, rambling, cancer, HPV, cunnilingus, celebrity marital discord