Buck: A Survivor of the Shut Down

Overview

In W. R. Flynn's apocalyptic novel, "Shut Down," we discovered that the worldwide economic catastrophe brought about by peak oil, the overuse of scarce resources, wars, government deficit spending and overpopulation has left human civilization decimated and in ruins.

Most survivors across North America have banded together in isolated farming communities closed to outsiders. This is the story of Corbett, Oregon, one of the larger ...

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Overview

In W. R. Flynn's apocalyptic novel, "Shut Down," we discovered that the worldwide economic catastrophe brought about by peak oil, the overuse of scarce resources, wars, government deficit spending and overpopulation has left human civilization decimated and in ruins.

Most survivors across North America have banded together in isolated farming communities closed to outsiders. This is the story of Corbett, Oregon, one of the larger self-sustaining colonies, two years after the collapse.

This novel introduces a severely wounded outsider, Michael "Buck" Baccellieri, who is discovered unconscious and near death along the bank of the Sandy River by two members of the tightly-knit Corbett colony. As Buck struggles to recover from his wounds, the people of this small isolated community face a new danger and are united by a sudden outpouring of compassion for a stranger.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470092238
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

W. R. Flynn is a community activist and volunteer who lives in Troutdale with his wife and two daughters. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1983 with a BA in History and earned his Masters in Education from Western Washington University in 1989.

He is now retired after a professional background in law enforcement and secondary education.

In the early 1980s he travelled throughout Eastern Europe and the USSR, and in 1985 he spent a month in Cuba working on a communal farm. He has also travelled extensively with his family spending considerable time in Singapore with numerous other trips to Malaysia, Thailand, Ireland, Japan and Hong Kong.

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