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In the Seat of a Stranger's Car

Loved this one and chuckled the whole way through it!
Who do you trust your “baby” with?
In the Seat of a Stranger’s Car is a vibrant comedy that looks under the hood at the entourage of working-class misfits you leave your car with every day. Set in the bubbling ethnic melting pot of Hawai’i, by day, the pseudo-intellectual protagonist is a struggling writer who teaches at a renowned prep school. By night, he is a full-time valet, surrounded by a lewd yet lovable cast of coworkers who challenge his misplaced sense of entitlement.

The gang’s service industry stasis is quickly shattered when they discover a young boy in the trunk of a deserted vehicle in the hotel parking lot. Afraid of surrendering the abandoned child to foster care, the valets decide to raise the child as their own—a task that proves both absurd and transformative.

Juggling jobs and a budding romance with a late-night flowergirl, the narrator finds himself on a journey around the island to uncover the boy’s mysterious past but unearths something much more meaningful in the process: himself.

  • 301 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 ½” x 8 ½”
  • Softcover book
  • Publisher: NMG Network (April 15, 2019)

About the Author:

BEAU FLEMISTER is an award-winning writer from Kailua, Hawai‘i. After graduating from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, he worked in the valet parking industry on O‘ahu for eight years, taught creative writing to high school students at a renowned private prep school, and traveled the world extensively (off valet tips), reporting for publications along the way. A former editor at Surfing Magazine, he has been published in VICE, Complex, Outside, FLUX, The Surfers Journal, and Hana Hou! magazines, among others. His journalism and travel writing has covered stories from indentured sex workers in Paris to a hidden sovereign nation-state within Hawai‘i; from being attacked by bears in Nepal to camping with nomadic tribes in Mongolia. He resides with his exquisite wife, Rachel, in Waimanalo, Hawai‘i.

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