Sunshine on an Open Tomb
Sunshine on an Open Tomb
by Tim Kinsella
Now available for pre-sale! And in stores October 22.
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Ah, how to locate your self in the ever-accelerating and splintering choose-your-own reality of Life on Earth?
It’s fall 1988 and the narrator of Sunshine on an Open Tomb is doing his best to work this out on both the colossal scale of global politics and the interior level of personal intimacy through a fog of perpetual tipsiness and generations of inbreeding. The brooding runt of a political dynasty whose father is about to be appointed Prez, our narrator has been living freely among The Barbarians for years when The Media, desperate for content at the advent of the 24-hour news cycle, aims its fervent interest at him. The Family, famously quick to eradicate unpredictability, plucks him from his comforts and relocates him to the secret family compound he hasn't been welcome to in years. There, away from the everydayness that blanketed him, he must navigate a shape-shifting estate and confront an impossible love triangle in order to find an elusive bunker where he will set to work on his revenge: he will correct the best-selling, so-called objective biography of The Family with the real story—the book you’re reading about right now.
Sunshine on an Open Tomb is a comprehensive account of every truth our narrator knows, covering Illuminati, assassinations, H2oG8, and, most importantly, that he is by no means, as the so-called objective biography insists, his mother's favorite son. (Lean in, readers of Richard Brautigan. Over here, fans of Robert Anton Wilson. This book is for you, anyone who's ever looked at the moon.)
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Publication date: October 22, 2019
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About the author
Tim Kinsella is the author of two other novels, Let Go and Go On and On (2014, Curbside Splendor) and The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense (2011, featherproof), and one book of nonfiction, All Over and Over (2015, Joyful Noise / featherproof). In 2014, he became the publisher at Featherproof Books. Since 1996, his band Joan of Arc and its related projects have released dozens of albums and have regularly toured internationally. His life and creative work are the subjects of the 2017 Noisey feature documentary Your War (I'm One of You).