The Impossible Fortress
by Jason Rekulak
Pub Date 06 Apr 2017
It's 1987. Billy Marvin, the tallest boy in ninth grade, has just witnessed history.
Wheel of Fortune presenter Vanna White is on the cover of Playboy.
Billy and his friends, Alf and Clark, know that if they can get hold of the magazine, their world will change. For ever.
But as Billy says, 'No shopkeeper in America was going to sell Playboy to a fourteen-year-old boy.'
As they set out on their mission to find the most wanted images in America, they're blissfully unaware of the dangers, dramas and garbage dumpsters that lie ahead. And of how a girl called Mary might just change one of their lives. For ever.
Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
'A love letter to the 1980s, adolescence, technology, nerd-dom, and Vanna White, The Impossible Fortress will make you laugh and remind you of how much is possible when you're fourteen.'
David Ebershoff, author of The Danish Girl
'Part love story, part coming-of-age tale, and part heist picture, The Impossible Fortress is an endlessly clever novel about friendship, heartache and computers – all rendered with the bright colors and buoyant spirit of Q*bert for the Commodore 64.'
Ben H Winters, author of the Edgar award-winning Last Policeman trilogy