My friend, novelist David Lozell Martin, has a new book out and is reading from it at Olssen's Dupont Circle on Thursday.
Here's Olsson's blurb:
David Lozell Martin - Our American King, A Novel
Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 07:00 PM at Olsson's Books & Records-Dupont Circle, 1307 19th St. NW, (202) 785-1133
Dupont Circle Metro
When America fell, she fell hard. Now chaos and calamity fill the vacuum left by a collapsing federal government. Charismatic, royal, and alpha, Tazza is adored by the American people. He converts marauders to his cause, organizes scavengers to feed the hungry, and seems destined to establish a beloved and benevolent American monarchy. But Tazza cannot escape the inevitability of history, and when the federal government returns, a war ensues that sweeps across America and lasts for decades. David Martin is also the author of Lie to Me and The Crying Heart Tattoo.
The Post reviewed it recently and the review ends with, "By contrast, "Our American King" is a circus, complete with hippies, groupies, brutal Canadians, cannibalism, the decapitation of countless plutocrats and near the end, reflections on the proper relationship between people and government. Unless you object to its politics, it's a blast."
How can you pass that up? I'll be there.