Corey Mesler
2019 |

In a post-Trump world, Billy Kos, occasional poet, uneasy lover, and pot salesman, meets Kalma Voyles, a student and teacher. Billy believes she is the woman of his dreams, and his dreams are made of the usual surrealism and lust. It's your typical boy-meets-girl, boy-gets-girl, boy-loses-girl, something-goes-horribly-wrong-with-the-time-machine story. Billy's courtship, marriage, and ensuing distress, bring him to the edge of himself. In Memphis, in this near-future, in this country marginally changed, where prejudice and misogyny have returned to daily life, Billy Kos loses more than his heart. He loses his home. He loses his world. Camel's Bastard Son is a Vonnegutian journey into love and the unknown. It's about change and adjustment to change, the kind of change that happens like a seep, and the kind that happens like idiot lightning.

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Camel's Bastard Son