Post-apocalyptic survival meets a good laugh in this oddball adventure of suitcases, sarcasm, and life after loss. Then the really tough part starts.
Almost Over, Never Done: A Reluctant American’s Pandemic Tragicomedy
by Amy A. DeCew
Genre: Humor & Satire
Alone, sick, and unemployed in a pandemic, a fed-up nobody hatches an international plan to reboot her chances. There’s been too many decades of crazy already, and now the world is falling apart at a pace she can’t keep up with.
A gladiatorial combat of person-versus-policy begins. Stretching from sea shanty lyrics to the shores of a different republic, irreverent skits and tart objections to typical answers spit fire at a life that has always teetered on the edge of the American dream.
Current events, pop culture, and medical horror collide in this ongoing open mic night of unconventional takedowns. History gets hysterical on a snarky heroine’s double-edged quest for redemption and revenge. Or, at least, some toilet paper.
As plans become jokes and jokes become reality, can a dubiously-cast protagonist escape the dystopian parody of a country she’s sure will kill her?
R-rated for profanity, like many stand-up comedy specials and streaming series. Contains beliefs in germ theory, a love of late-night shows, and library nerd habits. Reader discretion advised.
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