Size: 5.5 x 7.5
Pub Date: 3/2001
Three twentysomething guys, having transitioned from collegiate underachieving to corporate bottom feeding, sketch out a plan to make a grab for some dignity. They will rob the publishing house that employs their only stable member and insults him on a daily basis.
For Phil "Dub" Dublen, it's a pissed off statement against a dull, meaningless job. For self-styled poet Trim, it's a chance to actually be as outrageous as he needs to be. For Trim's roommate Dan, it's just to vent some anger, having nothing better to do. By the time their master plan is all said and done, nothing has been solved, nothing is better, and nothing, really, has changed. And, in the slightly fractured wisdom of the larcenous trio, this suprises none of them.
Review: "Somers' dialogue is funny, his characters oddly likable, and his plot pleasingly unlikely, adding up to a highly entertaining if chillingly accurate reflection of the apathetic work ethics and life disappointments of Gen X post-collegiate dreamers."
-Booklist, American Library Association
"[An] engaging, laid-back first novel...Jeff Somers observes these amiable sociopaths with a funky wit."
-Bruce Allen, The New York Times Book Review
Bio: JEFF SOMERS claims that a severe trauma as a child left him with a compulsion to write. Not yet thirty, he's pounded out more than 250 short stories and several novels.