Katherine Garnet is a writer who has never cared much about much, making it awfully difficult to create new content. Despite the fact she has the "edge" of being trans (according to her cis male editor) she is not looking to capitalize on her own personal story. Garnet tries to sneak a peek at her rival, August Prather's, latest fantasy manuscript about a quest for the elixir of life. While reading, Garnet gets accidently dragged into a bizarre cross-country road trip that may or may not have a purpose and begins to see parallels in the story of the manuscript and the reality of their journey. Along the way, they encounter a parade of equally troubled individuals, including ghost-hunting priests, a robot magician, a discarded piece of furniture, a runaway teenager, and a Japanese rock star. As Garnet confronts her past, she begins to understand why someone might want to live forever.
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August Prather Is Not Dead Yet based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
As soon as I found out this was a book about a group of LGBT kids on a road trip I knew I had to check it out. I thought this was a strong debut novel. It was a character-driven story with crazy twists and turns. It offered interesting inner monologues from Garnet and cool banter among the colorful cast of characters. A unique and fun read.