November 6, 2008
King wasn’t the only one tripling income as a result of the intense media scrutiny. Book sales for Timothy exploded, and the major chains had a hard time keeping it in stock. Montgomery, a middle-class, State University graduate from Ohio who preferred jeans and a Buckeye hoodie, was suddenly immersed in Versace, The Ivy, Diddy’s White Party. Timothy Turn to Cry ceased to be analyzed for its thematic validity or metaphorical legitimacy, instead read salaciously pool-side: was Timothy a thinly-veiled Montgomery? Was love-interest Katonia really Dutchess Althea, with whom Montgomery had been linked? And what to make of Chapter 28?