I thought youse was a word unique to Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Gail Boenning

I have never used youse myself but I’ve always wanted to incorporate it in a story somehow. It’s one of those dialect things that intrigues me.

The name Drinion came to me from the unfinished novel by David Foster Wallace, The Pale King. There’s a character, an IRS agent, actually, who can concentrate to such a high degree that when he listens to someone he can levitate. Always stuck with me for some reason!