The Author Is Dead (Paperback)

By Ches Smith

Literary Wanderlust, 9781942856306, 316pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2018

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A failed suicide, a failed writer, and a failed husband, Ches is tragically depressed-that is, until he finds his muse in punk rocker/ militia-marketer/ free-spirited Thalia. Ches is haunted by Thalia's ghost-or perhaps a hallucination-and grows obsessed with writing her story...but due to his increasingly erratic behavior, he is quickly self-destructing. The pressures of public school IT work, a middle school revolution, an ex-wife, a crazed father, and an emotional crime spree culminate in a fantastic meta twist, creating a surprising end to this fabulously witty dark comedy.