Synopses & Reviews
Equal parts prose-poems, flash stories, riddles, and mythological prologues to the lives of spent Americans-struggling, murderous, born again, drug-addled, sexual, hopeful, despairing, soaring-this collection stands on the edge of genre definition and questions what it means to be at the cusp of living. Punchlines, plays on words, dad puns, and yo' mama jokes straddle the saddle with deep metaphorical lessons on society today, making companions of dark humor and serious wit. A seance of poetics and politics, this collection of glimpses into the disheveled and desperate, the cerebral and celebrated, the gangly and glorious, conjures what it is to be American in a society as stupid as it is terrifying. Illustrated by Jacob Heustis.