A guy, a girl, and a pair of handcuffs. What could possibly go wrong?
In this college humor, coming-of-age tale, everything.
Seniors, Collin and Jess, wake up handcuffed the morning after a wild party. Collin is bound for work, Jess bound for a Shakespeare final. If Collin doesn’t show, he’ll lose a chance at a big promotion. If Jess doesn’t show, she’ll lose her chance to be a school teacher. Then there’s the fact she rejected him freshman year. They haven’t spoken a word since. Not awkward at all.
Told in alternating first person with hints of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, In Your Dreams finds boy and girl struggling to adult on the last day of finals week and trying to survive each other.
Writer first, bodybuilder second, Paul Bauman was raised on a farm in Western New York and loves and lives in the city of Rochester. He has a BA in Film from SUNY Oswego and is currently attending SUNY Brockport for an MA in English.
A Slytherin by nature, he enjoys people-watching, and narrating their thoughts aloud, as they hurry past him at café tables giving him dirty looks. Other hobbies include comic book nerding, eating Veggie Straws, beach bumming, and not waking up handcuffed to strangers.