The Man Who Can't Die (Paperback)

By Jon Frankel

Whiskey Tit, 9780996764636, 612pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2016

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The Man Who Can’t Die is a literary sci fi novel set in the squalid New York of 2180, in a Manhattan cut with sewage-filled canals and walled in by levees. The world has been suffering from epidemic despair and apathy, so when Dr. Ruth Bryson invents Paragane, a Euphoric drug that cures ennui and depression, Monozone Inc, the monopolistic pharmaceutical who employs her, is thrilled.

There is only one problem: the drug kills 10% of everyone who takes it.

About the Author

Jon Frankel is a novelist and poet. Writing as Buzz Callaway he is the author of Specimen Tank (Manic D Press, 1994). For Whiskey Tit, he is the author of GAHA: Babes of the Abyss (2014) and The Man Who Can't Die (2016). He lives in upstate New York with his wife and children. Visit his website to read his essays, other novels and poetry.

Praise For The Man Who Can't Die

Buzz Callaway* writes like he's running out of time, with an electricity and energy that leaps off the page. There's no one quite like him, although one can hear echoes of Philip K Dick, Raymond Chandler and every pulp writer whose fevered vision of the world burned through popular forms towards their own scarred beauty. This is a wonderful read, a wonderful novel, and firm proof that erudition and popular entertainment can be friends. – Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater

The best type of science fiction...can't recommend it highly enough.

– Roman Tsivkin, reader of everything