Demolition Night

Demolition Night

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Overview

America, the not-too-distant future. Citizens are indefinitely contracted to megacorporations in a system that is slavery in everything but name. Sundra Glassgarden, one of the enslaved, can’t take it anymore. To change her fate, she steals a time machine with the goal of killing the mother of Octavio Velez, the charismatic president who created this nightmare. Meanwhile, in 1979, Archie London, a pugilistic cop-turned-private eye, is on his own messianic mission in decrepit New York, single-handedly battling a gang he believes is a threat to life itself.



Along the way, Archie stumbles upon the most remarkable woman he has ever met: 21-year-old Lolita Velez. Waiting for Lolita—and love-struck Archie—is Sundra, hell-bent on freeing her future by undoing the past. Demolition Night is a satirical yet haunting novel about love and fate and technology’s grim promise, about the sibilating streets of New York and the utopias we can never have—and why we keep struggling anyway.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692071380
Publisher: Ross Barkan
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 999,776
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Ross Barkan grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His journalism and writings have appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and elsewhere.

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