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Lost Americans [hardcover] by Jep Burt

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A COLLECTION by Jeb Burt
CATEGORY Fantasy
PUBLICATION DATE  February 2019
EDITION  Horror/Fantasy
COVER ART Chris Roberts
PAGES 144

EDITIONS 
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover - ISBN 978-1-786364-14-2 [£18]
100 JHC signed by Jeb Burt  — ISBN 978-1-786364-15-9 [£25]

ABOUT THE BOOK
A portrait artist finds the after-life in a southern California theme park. A totalitarian machine enforces peace with the threat of instant death. Apocalypse turns the West Coast to plastic. In this inventive collection, the myths of America undergo autopsy. With menace and imagination, the stories of Lost Americans mine the darkness of the modern psyche, looking for a way out.

Jeb Burt lives in New York. Lost Americans is his first book.

“Burt is pushing for a new language along with a new world.”
—Paul LaFarge, (author of The Night Ocean)

Lost Americans is a series of wildly imaginative arias on the dark side of the American experiment. The rampant aggression and relentless future-looking of our nation’s westward expansion are embodied here in ghosts, monsters, technological horrors, wealth and power accrued at the expense of mortal souls. I savored every lyrical sentence, every strange and apt invention in these stories.”
—Matthew Sharpe, (author of Jamestown)

“In a time when most everything is sucked dry of soul and prepackaged to resemble everything else, Jeb Burt’s Lost Americans is a shock of true wildness, exquisite weirdness, and ferocious purity—a necessary reminder of what fiction must aspire to. These darkly intense stories, alive with glorious, haunting images, make their singular journeys under an imminent threat of doom, if not already in its wake, walking the line between beauty and derangement, compelled to always take the greater risk.”
—Yelena Akhtiorskaya, (author of Panic in a Suitcase)

CONTENTS
A Home in the Night
The Blight
The Dogs
Night Bowls
Sea
Queens
An End of War
The Dead Kingdom
The Lost Americans
Waterman
A House on the Mountain
Ward
Salsipuedes