"Welcome to Sugarville, a mythical town in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta where the past, the present, and the future collide and residents embark on spiritual journeys to find themselves."
In the town of Sugarville, a small suburb outside Atlanta, Georgia, life couldn’t be more normal. One man schedules a doctor’s appointment, another receives a mysterious package, and another quits his job to prepare for an apocalypse that may or may not come. Ordinary events in ordinary lives, or so it would seem. With each story comes a new layer of intrigue that charms as much as it chills, each "What if?" answered to its fullest and darkest consequence. In "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves," a devastating drought tests the limits of one man’s thirst. "The Last Known Believer" follows the Rapture as it goes not quite according to plan.
J.J. Haas stuns and delights with his first collected volume of original short stories, relying on a wry wit that explores each sinister twist and turn the human spirit has to offer.
|Publisher:||Booklogix Publishing Services, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)|
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; About Sugarville; God Helps Those Who Help Themselves; The Greenway; Waiting for the Apocalypse; The Cardboard Cutout; The Waiting Room; The Black Parade; The Disappearing Man; The Package; Soulmates; A Model Citizen; The Last Book; The Content Provider; Masks; The Theory of Doors; Lifesaver; Setting the World to Rights; The Bag Man and the Bag Lady; A Frank Discussion; Peccadilloes; The Firing Squad; The Man Upstairs; Watching the River Flow; The Last Known Believer; Things Not Seen; The Holy Terror