Things We Didn't See Coming


It's the anxious eve of the millennium. The car is packed tocapacity, and as midnight approaches, a family flees the city ina fit of panic and paranoid, conflicting emotions. The ensuing journey spans decades and offers asharp-eyed perspective on a hardscrabble future, as a boyjettisons his family and all other ties in order to survive as ajourneyman in an uncertain landscape. By turns led by love,larceny, and a new sexual order, he must avoid capture andimprisonment, starvation, pandemic, and some particularlybad weather. In Things We Didn't See Coming, Steven Amsterdamlinks together nine luminous narratives through the mindof one peripatetic and resourceful wanderer who always hasone eye on the exit door and the other on a future that shiftsmore drastically and more often than anyone would like toimagine. "I'll get fired.""No one will know.""Central will find out.""Anything named Central doesn't even know what you looklike. I do, and I'm watching you to see that you make the right decisionhere."He waved us through. www.sleeperspublishing.com

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ISBN:

9781740667012

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

180

Dimensions:

20cm x 13cm

RRP:

$24.95

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Sleepers Publishing

Published:

02 March 2009

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steven Amsterdam