It was morning and the power was not yet on. Zach and Renee lay in the heat of the bed listening to the city wake outside the building’s windows. Water rations are down to one gallon per person per day...the mayor is proposing digging a trench to the Pacific Ocean...dried out West Coast cities are crumbling and being abandoned by the east...and in Portland, Oregon, water is declared a communal right but hoarding and riots persist. Amidst this, a young water activist nicknamed Maid Marian becomes a hero.
"Smart, poignant, humorous"
Couch. A novel. An odyssey. An epic furniture removal. A road trip. An exuberant and hilarious debut in which an episode of furniture moving gone awry becomes an impromptu quest of self-discovery, secret histories, and unexpected revelations. Thom is a computer geek whose hacking of a certain Washington-based software giant has won him a little fame but few job prospects. Erik is a smalltime con man, a fast-talker who is never quite quick enough on his feet.
"Bizarre. Absolutely Bizarre."