Terrified he’s becoming just like his father, Wyatt Lewis, a disillusioned millennial, breaks up with his fiancée to chase his childhood dream – a fresh start in Southern California.
Once in San Diego, Wyatt reunites with an old friend, Summer Harrison, while falling hard for the elusive and free-spirited, Leah Murphy. Summer and Leah show Wyatt a dazzling world littered with lavish speakeasies, egregious drug use, and overpriced cocktails. Surrounded by fake glamor and stuck in a terrible corporate job, Wyatt’s escape quickly turns into his worst nightmare.
Overworked, alone, and filled with regret, the aspiring writer spirals down a self-destructive path that forces him to confront the violent past he ran away to California to forget.
In his raw, hilarious, and dark debut novel, Brian Price showcases our world, on the verge of the COVID-19 pandemic, through the eyes of a sarcastic and stubborn narrator as he attempts to drown his family’s demons.
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A coked-out lawyer named David went on and on about the Mortal Kombat video games. There weren’t enough narcotics in the penthouse to help me get through the conversation.
Suicide was something I thought about often over the years. Not always in a sad, dark, or bitter way. Sometimes it was out of exhaustion.
Bottom of the sixth. Bases loaded. Two outs. Down one. I was at the plate. Five beers deep. A chance to be a softball hero.
Out of cash. Out of underwear. Unemployed. Unexpected hookup.
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