A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

A Memoir of Seventh Grade

Novelist Kevin Brockmeier recalls the most difficult year of his life.

By Kevin Brockmeier Read by Kirby Heyborne Biographies & Memoirs / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 6h 7m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip follows twelve-year-old Kevin Brockmeier over the course of a single school year as he sets out in search of himself: losing old friends and gaining new ones, happening into his first kiss, writing plays and stories, dressing as Dolly Parton for Halloween, booby-trapping his lunch to deter a thief. With the same deep feeling and oddly dreamlike precision that are the hallmarks of his fiction, Brockmeier now explores the dream of his own past, recovering the person he used to be, the friends he had, the hopes he nurtured, the doubts he hid, the secrets he kept, the books he read – everything that was once his life.

"Heyborne's gentle and thoughtful narration complements the personality of the young Kevin...Heyborne also excels at capturing the mocking tones and insensitivity of Kevin's questionable friends." - AudioFile Magazine

“A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip is 1) a truly stunning hybrid - a memoir told with the imaginative vibrancy and the uncanny precision of the best fiction; 2) a coming-of-age story that feels absolutely universal, even as Mr. Brockmeier's retrospective eye is grass-blade-precise about his own particulars; 3) hilarious; 4) devastating; 5) awesome-beyond-all-adjectives.” - Karen Russell, bestselling author of Swamplandia! And Vampires in the Lemon Grove

“...Brockmeier - surely one of our great writers - has captured perfectly that hinge-creak, aching moment in adolescence when you are alive to everything, but comprehend very little of it - when the joy of figuring out who and what you are collides with the dawning of shame and embarrassment and self-consciousness.” - Ethan Rutherford, author of The Peripatetic Coffin