Escape from Oblivia: One Man's Midlife Crisis Gone Primal

Escape from Oblivia: One Man's Midlife Crisis Gone Primal

by Brian Kindall
Escape from Oblivia: One Man's Midlife Crisis Gone Primal

Escape from Oblivia: One Man's Midlife Crisis Gone Primal

by Brian Kindall


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He fantasizes about saving damsels in distress and battling beasts. He'd better be careful what he wishes for...

Will Kirby has hit his mid-life crisis at full speed. Once a rugged outdoorsman, he's now soft around the middle and trapped in the banality of minivans, suburbia, and his eight-year-old's dance recitals. But his constant daydreams of heroic adventure suddenly fall within his grasp when an old pulp author's journals reveal a portal to another world.

Immediately forced to rescue two gorgeous babes from attack by a Japanese Zero, Will lands ashore on an island paradise brimming with adrenaline-pumping action and consequence-free sex. But with danger around every turn and the faint call of his former life tugging at his mind, he wonders if his fantasy has turned into a deranged nightmare.

Can Will discover what it really means to be a man before he's forever lost to an illusion?

A postmodernist homage to the men's adventure fiction of the 1950s, Escape from Oblivia is a satirical exploration of male tropes - pre-feminist sexist hero, pants-wearing breadwinner, sensitive stay-at-home dad? Will decidedly falls short of any of these expectations.

If you like magical realism, absurdist fiction, and satirical stabs at tired tropes, then you'll love Brian Kindall's racy romp into freedom.

Buy Escape from Oblivia to strip down and dive in today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781736106815
Publisher: Diving Boy Books
Publication date: 02/14/2021
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 879,520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Brian Kindall is an author living in the mountains of Central Idaho, a world with long winters perfectly designed for holing up and writing novels. His books range in diversity from middle-grade novels - Blue Sky, Pearl, and Sparrow - to the ongoing adult fiction series, The Epic of Didier Rain novels, Delivering Virtue and Fortuna and the Scapegrace, to his most recent publication, Escape from Oblivia - One man's midlife crisis gone primal. His accolades include starred reviews at BlueInk and Foreword Reviews, being a finalist for ForeWord Reviews literary novel of the year award (Delivering Virtue), A Seal of Excellence awarded by Awesome Indies (Delivering Virtue), and an Editor's Choice award granted by the Historical Novel Society (Delivering Virtue). Twisted humor is a given in Brian's work, as those long winters mentioned earlier tend to drive a writer slightly mad.
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