IF MY BOOK: Very Fine People, Scott Gannis

Welcome to another installment of If My Book, the Monkeybicycle feature in which authors shed light on their recently released books by comparing them to weird things. This week Scott Gannis writes about Very Fine People, his debut novel out from Atlatl Press.

If Very Fine People were a forklift, it would run on propane and be driven by a hungover college kid without an operator’s license.  

If Very Fine People were an intoxicating beverage, it would be room temperature gas station slop, covered in condensation and future regret. 

If Very Fine People were a global extinction event from the deep past, it would be the Permian-Triassic extinction event because that’s the only one that fits the rhythm of this sentence. 

If Very Fine People were a common household DIY project such as bathroom mold removal, it would involve most of the requisite materials (e.g., 6-millimeter plastic sheeting, P-100 respirator, gloves, goggles, assorted cleaning agents, and a box fan), but it could not afford higher-end, somewhat performative tools and procedures (e.g., HEPA vacuum, fogging with a glycerin-based product, etc.); this would not affect the overall success of said common household DIY project because Very Fine People would not be invested in the outcome and would instead just roll with it. 

If Very Fine People were a famous Latin phrase, it would be alea iacta est

If Very Fine People were a failing grade in a language course, it would be a failing grade in Latin 101, as the author of Very Fine People never took Latin. 

Scott Gannis is a former asbestos abatement professional from Minneapolis, MN. His debut novel, Very Fine People, was recently released by Atlatl Press. An itinerant depressive, he cycles between the floors of Brooklyn and couches of Minnesota. You can find him on Twitter at @scootergannis

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