America, the not-too-distant future. Citizens are indefinitely contracted to megacorporations in a system that is slavery in everything but name. Sundra Glassgarden, one of the enslaved, can't take it anymore. To change her fate, she steals a time machine with the goal of killing the mother of Octavio Velez, the charismatic president who created this nightmare. Meanwhile, in 1979, Archie London, a pugilistic cop-turned-private eye, is on his own messianic mission in decrepit New York, single-handedly battling a gang he believes is a threat to life itself.
Along the way, Archie stumbles upon the most remarkable woman he has ever met: 21-year-old Lolita Velez. Waiting for Lolita--and love-struck Archie--is Sundra, hell-bent on freeing her future by undoing the past. Demolition Night is a satirical yet haunting novel about love and fate and technology's grim promise, about the sibilating streets of New York and the utopias we can never have--and why we keep struggling anyway.
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