STILTSVILLE takes the Page 69 Test
I was recently invited by to put STILTSVILLE to the Page 69 Test. I’ve known about the Page 69 Test for a long while, and was very happy to do it. It’s not as easy as it looks — but basically, the idea is to look at page 69 (and only page 69) of your own novel, and explain whether it’s representative of the novel as a whole.
Here’s what I decided (you can read the full entry at The Page 69 Test’s website):Stiltsville spans three decades and is structured into seven sections, each of which covers a pivotal moment in the narrator’s marriage and South Florida history. The intervening years are telescoped at the start and end of each chapter. Page 69 covers the years between the second chapter (in which the narrator falls in love) and the third chapter (in which the narrator first recognizes the fragility of her own marriage) . . .
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