|About the Book|
Deluge, Massachusetts is a town on the New England coast, an arrowhead pointed into the Atlantic, a land bleeding out the pre-biblical flood waters. It seems that everyone in Deluge is on the receiving end of the apocalypse.This is the story of MasonMoreDeluge, Massachusetts is a town on the New England coast, an arrowhead pointed into the Atlantic, a land bleeding out the pre-biblical flood waters. It seems that everyone in Deluge is on the receiving end of the apocalypse.This is the story of Mason Stuyvesants last summer in Deluge. Surrounded by his friends, Mark, Paul, and Greta, Mason spends his final days getting high as the devil and playing video games, chasing old ghosts, and worrying the world. When one of his childhood friends overdoses on pills, Mason begins separating from reality, watching as fireworks displays literally tear apart families, and the innocuous boyish rituals of his tribe become tainted by the growing menace of depression. This is the story of a twenty year olds first step outside his cave. A story about an entire generations inability to grow up and move on. The story of a youth with nothing to do, but plenty to say.With a schizoid adherence to dirty realism, gallows humor, armchair existentialism, and heartwarming sentimentality, first-time author Shane Ryan Kelly presents a hyper-tragic psychological comedy in which the world of upper-middle class convenience is offered up to the sea.Welcome to the summer from hell, and follow Mason as he skewers and questions every aspect of modernity, from adulthood juvenile delinquency, to post-recession apathy, rampant superficiality, and human sexuality. All the while, Mason is headed to the farthest reaches of his self-taught mythology, singing out an antisocial prayer, and headed full-speed into certain catastrophe. Learning that friends become worst enemies, and that you cannot undo tragedy.