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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Satire
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Book of Ziz
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:277
  • eBook ISBN:9781626753761


by Joshua S. Porter

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When strange animals long thought to be extinct surface in the Mojave Desert, the world assumes a common fascination. One shocking discovery leads to another as the animals prove to be intelligent, charismatic creatures with sinister motives. A husband and wife recently parted by adultery, an enterprising sociopath and a thirty-year-old mentally handicapped man all become pivotal to the animals’ cryptic timetable. Each strangely connected character begins to realize they are caught up in a frightening force spiraling toward a bizarre state of authoritarianism. This frenetic story is a fast and immersive read told through letters, journal entries and news transcripts
When a giant cave appears in the Mojave Desert, the public watches in fascination as police expect to resolve a notorious child disappearance and instead make a discovery that forever changes the world. The cave becomes a doorway for prehistoric reptiles known as the the Ziz to infiltrate society and bring their own brand of reform and revival to Washington, D.C. and Hollywood, California. Narcissism is nobility, patriotism is religion, and celebrity culture is spiritualized as the Ziz rise in power and the American public bow low before them. Only a band of subversive conspirators would dare challenge the utopian dream of the Ziz. So when these rebels are discovered attempting to spawn mutiny within the machine, they must be dealt with harshly, lest the people begin to ask themselves: “What are we doing?” Told through the eyes of an adulterous wife, an insufferable misogynist, a mentally handicapped man, a sociopath, a schizophrenic, a manic depressive, and more, Nevada's ambitious scale is embellished by its fascinatingly flawed narrators. As bleak as Nevada's satire paints the American herd mentality, the story's redemptive edge is undeniable. Reader's will be provoked, shocked, amused, and emotionally wrecked as they traverse the landscape of a bizarre world bearing startling similarities to their own.
About the author
Joshua S. Porter is an author, filmmaker and singer/songwriter/musician in the band Showbread, whose records have appeared on the Billboard Top 200, the Billboard Top Heatseekers and Billboard Top Christian album charts. He has published several novels as well as a children’s book and a memoir that deals with the band Showbread. When not on tour he lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Abigail and his cats Mosey and Leia.
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