Muir Woods Or Bust

Muir Woods Or Bust

by Ian Woollen
Muir Woods Or Bust

Muir Woods Or Bust

by Ian Woollen



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As the 21st century lurches forward, weather weirdness abounds, begetting the rise of a new psychiatric syndrome: Eco-Mood Disorders. Or so psychologist Gil Moss believes. Of course, Gil is also hallucinating visits from his recently deceased wife, an Earth Liberation Front activist. And from 19th-century environmentalist John Muir. Abducted at gunpoint by Doyle Wentworth, an elderly client who played John Muir in a satirical, anti-environmental FAUX-TV miniseries, Gil journeys westward via freight train, private jet, and stolen automobile, aided and pursued by colorful figures from Gil's and Doyle's pasts. Destination: Muir Woods and the auditions for the revival of Yosemite Yahoos. Soon after Gil leaves Bloomington, his reclusive son Chum is also dragged west by Gil's former student Amanda to pitch his video game Phantom Vampire to Amanda's billionaire ex. A vision quest for the ages. Gil wants to tell you all about it, including the story of his great-great-aunt healing young John Muir from a grisly blinding in an industrial accident in 1867. But computer problems and selective amnesia have stymied Gil's attempts. Until this unexpected cross-country spree leads him, and his fellow travelers, to their true callings.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158672446
Publisher: Coffeetown Press
Publication date: 07/13/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 216
File size: 552 KB

About the Author

Ian Woollen lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Recent short fiction has surfaced in Moon City Review, Bridge Eight, and Fiction Southeast. His previous novel, Uncle Anton’s Atomic Bomb (Coffeetown Press, 2014), was a finalist for the Balcones Fiction Prize. He grew up in Indianapolis and heard tell at family gatherings of a Civil War nurse ancestor who befriended John Muir during his ordeal in the factory.
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