In landlocked Gainesville, Florida, in the hot, fraught summer of 1999, a college dropout named David sleepwalks through his life-a dull haze of office work and Internet porn-until a run-in with a lost friend jolts him from his torpor. He is drawn into the vibrant but grimy world of Fishgut, a rundown house where a loose collective of anarchists, burnouts, and libertines practice utopia outside society and the law. Some even see their lifestyle as a spiritual calling. They watch for the return of a mysterious hobo who will-they hope-transform their punk oasis into the Bethlehem of a zealous, strange new creed.In his dark and mesmerizing debut novel, Justin Taylor ("e;a master of the modern snapshot"e;-Los Angeles Times) explores the borders between religion and politics, faith and fanaticism, desire and need-and what happens when those borders are breached.
The Gospel of Anarchy