Fiction. The narrator of YEAR 14 was a young man when a revolution changed his homeland forever—a new regime, a new calendar, a new flag, a new anthem and new money. Thirteen years later he has a comfortable job as an editor for the state-sanctioned newspaper, a loving wife, and an unswerving belief in the benevolence of his country's Caring Leaders. But when a new Information Gatherer is assigned to the newsroom—a peculiar man-child named Tup-Tup, the son of an important government minister—he's forced to face the truth about his sacred homeland. YEAR 14 is a comedy, a tragedy, and a cautionary tale. By turns frightening and absurdly funny, the novel ultimately offers a hopeful, if hard-won, affirmation of humanity's indomitable spirit.
Michael Konik is the author of many books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lives in Los Angeles, where he serves as poet laureate of Vista Street Community Library and tends an organic vegetable garden.Author City: Los Angeles, CA USA