A Body's Just as Dead (Paperback)
Haunting and Hysterical Contemporary American Fiction
THE AMERICAN DREAM ain't what it used to be, and Pete-o Hemper has a bone to pick with these newfangled changes. When high-tech ways whack their little hometown off-kilter, the zany Hemper family struggles to adjust. Fueled by a gluttonous diet of talk radio, wacky Uncle Pete-o strikes back at the forces he believes are betraying the land that he loves. A crazy congealed salad of bizarre adventures, stinging wit and gritty realism, this fresh portrait of American stubbornness has all the ingredients of a stirring page-turner. You'll relish this folksy menagerie of real and relatable characters in their endearing calamity of modern life run amok.
2019 Georgia Author of the Year Awards Nominee for Literary Fiction.