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In the Seat of a Stranger's Car
In the Seat of a Stranger's Car

In the Seat of a Stranger's Car


Author: Beau Flemister

A tale about parking in Paradise.

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 late­night flower girl, 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.