Year 14 (Paperback)

By Michael Konik

Barrelhouse Books, 9780988994553, 266pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2017



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.