Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Static

Static Cover

Static

By Eric Laster

Automatic Publishing, Hardcover, 9780991272938, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2016

Description
When Curtis Brooks starts receiving phone calls from his older brother Wilt, who's been dead a week, he's sure it's to help him find evidence that will lead to a murderer's arrest. But Wilt claims he wasn t murdered; his calling, meant to help him adjust, is standard protocol for newly deceased at the Aftermarta kind of inescapable, ever-expanding Walmart filled with discontinued products.
Wilt's death ruled a homicide, Curtis embarks on a dangerous plan to find the killer, which soon has him scheming against a billionaire and floundering toward love with his brother's ex-girlfriend Suzy, all while struggling through high school and his single mom's poor choices.
Why does Wilt help Curtis win over Suzy, even as he organizes a rebellion at the Aftermart? Who d wanted him dead? Curtis risks his life to answer these questions, in the process forging a bond with his brother unlike any they ve ever had.


About the Author
A New Yorker by birth, Eric Laster lives in Los Angeles, where he pens fiction and provides strategic writing services to select clients. After a successful stint as a ghostwriter, Eric re-launched under his own name with the middle-grade novel Welfy Q. Deederhoth: Meat Purveyor, World Savior. Whenever he s not scribing, he records punk rock and presses it to vinyl.

"