Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies. Unless their last name is Grisham or King, authors will probably never see their trailers on the big screen at the local cineplex. And that's a shame because a lot of hard work goes into producing these short marriages between book and video. So, if you like what you see, please spread the word and help these videos go viral.
The Whipping Club is just one scene from that harrowing tale: a priest interrogates the young boy about his preference for girls and whether or not he “diddles himself” when he's alone. It's not an easy scene to watch, but then neither are news reports of genocide in Rwanda or documentaries about poverty in Appalachia. They're not easy, but they're necessary if we want to acknowledge the unsafe, uncomfortable lives which lie beneath the cool, clean surface of society. Novelist Caroline Leavitt (Pictures of You) praised the novel by saying, “Harrowing, haunting, and brilliantly written, Henry’s stunner of a novel is about secrets, so-called sins, and the way even the deepest scars can begin to heal. So breathtakingly good it seems burned into your heart.” Likewise, this trailer will be burned onto your eyes.