by D. B. Borton
Pub Date 10 Jul 2017
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In SECOND COMING, Hank Jones isn’t kidnapped by aliens. He goes voluntarily. It’s spring break. His freshmen have taken their bad grammar and bad attitudes to Florida. His dissertation is going nowhere and his ex is sleeping with his dissertation director. So when two aliens walk into a bar in Bloomington, Indiana, looking for directions, he’s their man.
And they need help. It’s 2007, and they haven’t visited Earth since the 1950s, so their cultural information, like their clothing, is sadly outdated. The android who’s had an Elvis makeover doesn’t even know that his idol is dead.
Hank finds himself riding shotgun to Washington and joining a mission to save the Earth from annihilation. The good news is that the spacemen acquire a long list of Facebook friends and blog followers, as well as a hotel suite full of promotional tee shirts and Elvis memorabilia. The bad news is that Americans would rather hear an off-key rendition of “Hound Dog” than a message about global destruction.
SECOND COMING is a comic novel about celebrity in 21st-century America, the seductiveness of consumer culture, the self-destructiveness of the human race, and the pleasures of friendship, dogs, and rock ‘n roll.
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