Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Trailer Park Tuesday: Echolocation by Myfanwy Collins

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.

Myfanwy Collins' debut novel Echolocation from Engine Books is about family tensions which rise to the surface when two sisters are reunited by the death of a relative.  The novel has drawn high praise from other authors like Pia Z. Ehrhardt (Famous Fathers and Other Stories) who says, "Myfanwy Collins' debut novel calls to mind the grim and radiant work of Daniel Woodrell.  From page one, I was chilled by the landscape, caught up in the trouble, and riveted by these women of northernmost New York who slam back together and figure out how to live with what's missing."  Through a series of photographs seen through a rain-specked windshield, Echolocation's trailer gives glimpses of that "little patch of nothing made up of dairy farms in the valleys and boarded up iron-ore mines in the mountains, a town of old folks waiting to die and young people dying to leave."


  1. David, thank you so much for posting about my book and trailer! Really appreciate your support. AND I love the idea of "Trailer Park"--terrific.

  2. I was very close in pronouncing your name correctly. In my head, it was more Mi-van-way (van like the car), instead of vawn (rhymes with lawn).

    Though Cherie's name in my head was more like the French way of saying "cheri," half the time.

    1. I stole the name from a friend of mine who is named Cheri and pronounces it like Sherry as opposed to the French way. I love the meaning of the name juxtaposed with the different way of saying it.

  3. I love this feature, because I'm always curious about what authors are doing with book trailers. But this one seems to be a synopsis/pitch filled with cliches, read in voiceover. I hope the writing in the book is better than that!