About 10 years ago I finished a novel. Couldn’t get it published. One of the agents who rejected it told me it would work better narrated in the first person. Since I had written the novel in the little spare time I could scrounge between working full-time and raising two daughters with my very patient wife, I wasn’t too excited about re-writing it. So I put it away and switched to riding motorcycles.
I finally worked up the courage to tackle the re-write. Tocayos is the first half of the novel. I’m posting a new chapter on this blog every few weeks. I wish I could remember the name of the agent who suggested the change in the narrative, because he was right. The novel is better this way. And to my surprise, as the narrator has changed, so has the story.
If you read this story like you read a Grisham novel, then you may as well scoop Beluga caviar with Doritos Nacho Cheese chips and chase it with Schlitz.
Slow down. And let me know what you think.