The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir

Peter Carlaftes (Editor) Alison Gaylin (Contribution by)
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A literary coup d'etat, that ponders "What would the White House be like if U.S. Presidents of the past were not restricted by the time-honored hallmarks and traditional behavior of the office, leaving them free to do whatever they wanted, anytime and anywhere?" THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir pulls back the curtain on the "new norm" for America's highest office, with a collection of bizarre new stories by a diverse group of renowned authors that take readers across the chasm of reality into an alternate universe--where Nixon takes a wacky psychedelic trip with Elvis Presley; where a time-traveling renegade targets members of the George Bush administration with disastrous results; where a spy seizes a sudden opportunity for power after Woodrow Wilson's stroke. The stories are outlandish but--when it comes to the White House of today--no longer implausible.

The line-up of award-winning authors includes Eric Beetner, Peter Carlaftes, Sarah M. Chen, Angel Luis Colón, S. A. Cosby, Nikki Dolson, Mary Anna Evans, Adam Lance Garcia, Danny Gardner, Alison Gaylin, Christopher Chambers, Kate Flora, Greg Herren, Gary Phillips, Alex Segura, Travis Richardson, S. J. Rozan, Abby Vandiver, and Erica Wright.

In an era where the bar for what is acceptable has shifted beyond what the founding fathers ever imagined, THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT is a highly recommended unique creative act of resistance, and a must-have for fans of politics, noir, and speculative fiction.

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Three Rooms Press
Publish Date
April 21, 2020
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9781941110898

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About the Author

PETER CARLAFTES a New York-based editor and author. He is editor of three short story collections in the Have a NYC noir series, and published four other mystery/noir collections including the Anthony Award-winning anthology The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is also author of two poetry collections and two play collections. He is co-director of Three Rooms Press. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"One of the strangest, most exhilarating rides you'll take in noir this year...Editor Peter Carlaftes brings together a talented group of contemporary noir luminaries, each author offering a unique vision of executive excess and intrigue." --CrimeReads

"Many of the 19 speculative stories in this highly entertaining anthology show U.S. presidents behaving badly, some with the same impunity as the current occupant of the White House. ... Fans of alternate history will have fun. This is the perfect diversion for those seeking a break from the more serious aspects of the election season." --Publishers Weekly

"The Faking of the President is a wild, rollicking ride through the corridors of power both past and present. These stories are dark, humorous and thoughtful; they take the presidency and its environs and turn it into a fun house of noirish story-telling. Get this book and read it during the presidential campaign to help keep your head on straight." --T.J. English, New York Times Best Selling author of Havana Nocturne and The Westies

"Whether burrowing into archival gaps, forging extraordinary connections between pivotal milestones, or conjuring up wild (and wildly entertaining!) alternative histories, these slyly subversive what-ifs and cutting critiques hit their marks on presidencies past and present." --Art Taylor, Edgar Award-winning author of The Boy Detective and the Summer of '74
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