Thursday, August 23, 2012

Padgett Powell's "You & Me"

In Padgett Powell's You & Me "two loquacious gents on a porch discuss all manner of subjects, from the mundane to the spiritual to the downright ridiculous."

Gary Shteyngart, bestselling author of Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story, claims that "You & Me, mixed with 750 ml of fine bourbon, is the most fun you can have in many states without getting arrested.”

Here Powell shares some suggestions for the above-the-line talent should the novel be adapted for the big screen:
I feel fairly sure that I want my book to be done by unknown actors, of whom there are so many who are so good. We won’t make money if we go good before hot, but who cares. Probably Warren Oates and Fred Ward could have done it well, but aren’t they gone?

Director: Louis C.K. would be a good rogue choice-–he could be one of the guys, come to think of it–-and since I have bought one of his $5 CD downloads he owes me.
Learn more about You & Me at the HarperCollins website.

--Marshal Zeringue