Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Trailer Park Tuesday: The Lost Daughter by Lucy Ferriss

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.

If a good book trailer incorporates diverse elements like narrated excerpts, blurbs from other writers, and a little conversation from the book's author herself, then the video for Lucy Ferriss' The Lost Daughter is first-rate.  The filmed scenes--an empty swingset, a motel parking lot, a wheelchair in a field of grass--all lend themselves to the mood of the book and the praise from writers like Francisco Goldman and Tom Perrotta speaks to the novel's qualities.  "In years to come, I'll remember my mom's disappearance as the day I began to understand the world...."  It sounds like we will all find something of ourselves in The Lost Daughter.

(Note: The trailer has one f-bomb, but is otherwise safe for the workplace and the company of children.)

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