Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Total Oblivion, More or Less

You know that Forthcoming list I posted recently about what I was looking forward to in the fourth quarter of 2009?

Yeah, I've got something to add to it. The debut novel from Alan DeNiro, Total Oblivion, More or Less. DeNiro is the author of the story collection Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead.
In the summer between Macy Palmer’s junior and senior year of high school in Minnesota, Scythians, Thracians, and other ancient European tribes invade the Midwest. America becomes a ravaged land where modern technology barely works, a strange plague is rampant, and American citizens flee for their lives. Many end up doing what the Empire–which comes equally out of nowhere to keep the peace–tells them to do. Macy and her family find themselves torn from their ordinary lives and in a refugee camp just outside of Minneapolis. They end up making a desperate journey down the Mississippi River, which has mutated into a dangerous waterway.
Seriously, folks. How can I not want to read that?

Total Oblivion, More or Less is set to publish November 24. Nothing says Thanksgiving like post-apocalyptic novels.

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