If you like free wine and/or post-apocalyptic lit that features haunting oracles and Deep South zombies, then local writer Clayton Smith’s book release party just might be for you.
Come down to the IPaintMyMind gallery (2545 W. Diversey) on March 23rd from 4-6pm to drink some wine, eat some cupcakes, and listen to a few passages from Clayton’s new novel, Apocalypticon. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, signed by the author!
Apocalypticon is the story of two friends making one final, demented journey through an apocalypse-ravaged America. Three years have passed since the Jamaicans caused the end of the world, and things in post-Armageddon Chicago have settled into a new kind of normal. Unfortunately, that “normal” includes collapsing skyscrapers, bands of bloodthirsty maniacs, and a dwindling cache of survival supplies. After watching his family, friends, and most of the non-sadistic elements of society crumble around him, Patrick decides it’s time to cross one last item off his bucket list.
He’s going to Disney World.
This hilarious, heartfelt, gut-wrenching odyssey through post-apocalyptic America is a pilgrimage peppered with peril, as fellow survivors Patrick and Ben encounter a slew of odd characters, from zombie politicians and deranged survivalists to a milky-eyed oracle who doesn’t have a lot of good news. Plus, it looks like Patrick may be hiding the real reason for their mission to the Magic Kingdom…
The release party is free, but please RSVP on Facebook so Clayton brings enough wine to make you happy: http://claytonsaur.us/1ckv41n