Fiction. Drama. A man stands at the ocean's edge ready to commit suicide, only to find someone has beaten him to the idea. Unsure about protocol, the two men stare at each other. After a while, they both go home. Weeks later he finds himself with his hands around the throat of his boss. How his hands arrived there, he is not sure. But there they are. His girlfriend, offering little solace while sorting through her own madness, develops a pesky urge to kill his sister.This book is about a man. Another man, a couple of other men. A woman, another woman, a few other women. A boss. Dueling suicide attempts. A fire. A drowning. A wicked old man. His wicked old wife. Bees. Rain and taxi cabs. A woman dancing in scarves. Chess. A patio table. Literature discussions. Pulling pistols on each other. Checkers. Arguments. Fights. Jail. A butcher's block. Love. The beach. A lawnmower. Fist pounding. Smoking. Drinking. Sex. Resurrection. An attempted murder. Another boss. Hallucinations. And a mad Russian with vials and vials of homemade vodka on his person. Not in that order. Oh, and escaped laboratory monkeys.
Joseph Musso lives in NJ. His books include APARTMENT BUILDING, Red Somehow, and I Was Never Cool.Author City: PITTSBURGH, PA USA