Prescription for a Superior Existence (Hardcover)
Scribner Book Company, 9781416561057, 247pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2008
Praise For Prescription for a Superior Existence…
"With Prescription for a Superior Existence, Josh Emmons has created a wholly original, brave, and disturbingly plausible novel, an existential, theological, fin du monde thriller about star-crossed orphans, twenty-first-century cults, environmental angst, and the extremes and consequences of desire." -- James P. Othmer, author of The Futurist
"In Prescription for a Superior Existence, Josh Emmons' hero Jack Smith -- a man of questionable appetites, high skepticism, and touching vulnerability -- falls through the rabbit-hole of new-fangled California religion. The result is an acidly hilarious, tightly plotted adventure that folds big themes, romantic moments, and a little thing called the end of the world into its pages. Both a wicked skewering of religious cults and a finely wrought testament to their power, this novel reads like Raymond Chandler rollicking through the house of L. Ron Hubbard. It's as probing and smart as it is moving, hopeful, and sweet." -- Alix Ohlin, author of Babylon and Other Stories