Of Mice and Men Meets The Odyssey in a Post-Apocalyptic Future
Having only ever known the uncivilized wake of nuclear and biological apocalypse, three friends and their wheelchair-bound hostage set out on a perilous fool’s mission — to cross from one side of the devastated United States to the other, in the desperate, half-believed hope of finding a rumored haven.
Spurred by a dark vision and the murder of their father, rageaholic Derek Cane and his over-sized, simple-minded brother, Teddy, flee the only home they’ve ever known, a struggling shantytown on the edge of the vast Wasteland. Heading ever eastward, they are accompanied by their friend, John, an orphan brought up by a fanatical religious order, and Leggy, a crippled old drunk who brags that, in his youth, he once traversed the Wasteland as a scavenger.
He goes by many names.
He’s a cult survivor, a cult junkie.
A cult leader.
The Garbage Eaters is the story of the final hours of one man’s psychotic crusade. He is the founder of Burning Bush Ministries. The corpses of his brainwashed followers litter the floor. His compound is surrounded by helicopters. The FBI is closing in.
Surrounded by a bank of satellite news-feeds, he relates the tale of his rise to power – from his dumpster diving days in San Francisco to the FBI assault on Burning Bush.
The Garbage Eaters is a hypnotic, unforgettable roller-coaster ride through a world overrun by the need to believe—from garbage-eating cults to health fetishists, tent revivals to new age UFO support groups, corporate money pyramids to sex and drug therapy schemes. Author Scott Christian Carr’s mesmerizing, punch-in-the-gut prose betrays a sincere study of cult brainwashing techniques, tent revivalism, neuro-linguistic programming and poetic grittiness.
The end is closing in. People are dying. And you will believe . . .
Hitler has escaped. Twelve of them, to be precise. Each cloned from the original and hiding in the bizarre American underground. Hiram Grange has been tasked with hunting them down. The only problem: he’s hit rock bottom. His worst binge ever — a mad dance with absinthe, opium and depression. HIRAM GRANGE & THE TWELVE LITTLE HITLERS continues the misadventures of the scurrilous boozer and malcontent Hiram Grange. Though afflicted with a laundry list of dysfunctions, addictions and odd predilections, Hiram Grange stands toe to toe (and sometimes toe to tentacle) with the black-hearted denizens of the Abyss, dispensing justice with the help of an antiquated Webley revolver and a Pritchard bayonet.