"Beckett meets Bunker in this hallucinatory riff on toxic masculinity, capitalism, fake news, and twenty-first century angst. Like a Pittsburgh Pirandello, Dave Housley gives us characters helpless in the face of the invisible forces that shape their lives. A furious, darkly comic fable for this precise American moment.” - J. Robert Lennon
In this darkly funny short novel, two aging men go back to their old factory to wait for their jobs to come back, following the promises of Donald Trump's campaign. In a pair of lawn chairs, they keep watch over the abandoned site, echoing the president's words and living through the disorientation they produce, from visions of a dinosaur and a hovering UFO to the opportunistic violence of a white nationalist influencer. A swift meditation on the brute force of words, with all the comedy and urgency of Dave Housley's expert wit.
- 94 pages, paperback
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(PS. If you're a fan of Dave Housley, check out his linked story collection Massive Cleansing Fire (http://outpost19.com/MassiveCleansingFire).
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