Whenever I think of celebrities, I automatically think of the glitz and glam. A card with an endless credit limit, not having to worry about bills and just doing whatever the hell you please. You never think of the negative because money solves all the issues, and it does if you’re rich (I’m sure you can agree, just look at the Kardashians).
Pablo Neruda Rind encounters a brush with someone famous and thus we have our plot for “Permanent Record” (by Mary H.K. Choi). Pablo, our main character, is a college dropout who works at a 24 hour bodega and one night he meets teen idol, Leanna Smart, and his life changes forever.
As a college dropout he is drowning in student loan debt (dropped out of NYU, super yikes) and is also in credit card debt. He believes that he is doomed to work this job for the rest of his life. Pablo is also afraid to face his troubles, so he constantly shoves his worries to the back of his mind until it snowballs, it gets worse from there, but more on that later.