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The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir

The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir


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***Editor's Choice, NEW YORK TIMES*** A literary coup d'etat, that ponders "What would the White House be like if U.S. Presidents of the past were not restricted by the time-honored hallmarks and traditional behavior of the office, leaving them free to do whatever they wanted, anytime and anywhere?" THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir pulls back the curtain on the “new norm” for America’s highest office, with a collection of bizarre new stories by a diverse group of renowned authors that take readers across the chasm of reality into an alternate universe—where Nixon takes a wacky psychedelic trip with Elvis Presley; where a time-traveling renegade targets members of the George Bush administration with disastrous results; where a spy seizes a sudden opportunity for power after Woodrow Wilson’s stroke. The stories are outlandish but—when it comes to the White House of today—no longer implausible.

The line-up of award-winning authors includes Eric Beetner, Peter Carlaftes, Sarah M. Chen, Angel Luis Colón, S. A. Cosby, Nikki Dolson, Mary Anna Evans, Adam Lance Garcia, Danny Gardner, Alison Gaylin, Christopher Chambers, Kate Flora, Greg Herren, Gary Phillips, Alex Segura, Travis Richardson, S. J. Rozan, Abby Vandiver, and Erica Wright.

In an era where the bar for what is acceptable has shifted beyond what the founding fathers ever imagined, THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT is a highly recommended unique creative act of resistance, and a must-have for fans of politics, noir, and speculative fiction. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941110898
Publisher: Three Rooms Press
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,143,215
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

PETER CARLAFTES a New York-based editor and author. He is editor of three short story collections in the Have a NYC noir series, and published four other mystery/noir collections including the Anthony Award-winning anthology The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is also author of two poetry collections and two play collections. He is co-director of Three Rooms Press. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword By Peter Carlaftes

Burning Love By Alison Gaylin

Is This Tomorrow? By Angel Luis Colón

Y2 Effin’ K By Gary Phillips

Article 77 By Eric Beetner

All Big Men Are Dreamers By Mary Anna Evans

Reckless Disregard By Abby L. Vandiver

999 Points Of Light By S. A. Cosby

The Dreadful Scott Decision By Greg Herren

The Great Compromise Of 1901 By Erica Wright

The Madison Conspiracy: Dolley Madison’s Zinger By Christopher Chambers

Long Live Long By Kate Flora

Mother Of Exiles By S. J. Rozan

Services Rendered By Nikki Dolson

In Mother We Trust By Sarah M. Chen

Andrew Jackson Beats Death By Adam Lance Garcia

Old Pharaoh By Danny Gardner

The Camelot Complex By Alex Segura

The Event That Didn’t Happen By Travis Richardson

But One Life To Give By Peter Carlaftes

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