Steve Brezenoff is here today with a character interview courtesy of the Teen Book Scene blog tour for his soon to be released novel, Brooklyn, Burning. Thank you for being here today, Steve and Felix! You can follow along with the tour here. Enjoy!
Welcome Felix! =)
What is one thing you want to change about yourself?
Sometimes at night, especially when I fall asleep—or let’s be honest for a minute, pass out—on the floor, with my head against the front of the couch, and Kid’s hand is hanging off the side, I wish I knew how to stick around.
What one song describes the world as you see it?
All my songs are supposed to describe the world as I see it, but I guess you wouldn’t know any of those. How about “Hang on to Your Ego,” by the Beach Boys? Or maybe that just describes me in the world. . . .
What is your favorite memory associated with Fish's bar?
Fish’s place is like one big, blurry memory for me. Sitting on the stool at the back, with my guitar on my lap; lying on my back on the couch as I come down, watching Kid fiddle behind the drum kit, my drum kit; even Jonny and his self-satisfied smiles. All of it was magic, in its way.
If you could do one thing without repercussions, what would it be and why?
Pipe dreams. I can’t do a thing without repercussions. That’s how I got where I am today.
How would you describe your life in Brooklyn?
It bounced between festering in basements and floating on a liquid stream of delicious tunes.
Thank you for being here today, Felix and Steve!
When you're sixteen and no one understands who you are, sometimes the only choice left is to run. If you're lucky, you'll find a place that accepts you, no questions asked. And if you're really lucky, that place has a drum set, a place to practice, and a place to sleep. For Kid, the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, are that place. Over the course of two scorching summers, Kid falls hopelessly in love and then loses nearly everything and everyone worth caring about. But as summer draws to a close, Kid finally finds someone who can last beyond the sunset.
Synopsis taken from goodreads.