Swamp Talk

Why do the murders keep happening? What are we doing to stop them? Can one earnest intern make a difference, when the government he serves keeps shutting itself down?

Join the whole Patchworks crew for a bite at The Fed Buffet.

Great Falls Library
9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Saturday Feb 3rd, 1:30-4:00

America’s next gun massacre is inevitable. Unless one government intern can make a miracle of his odd jobs in Washington, DC.

Gabriel Dunne’s federal internship has him tracking gun violence in America. But before he can start, his boss Chloe tasks him with planning her wedding; Parker wants help seducing their fellow intern; security chief Hubbard hounds him about expired passwords; the shredder guy needs saving from his deadly machine; and Congress threatens a government shutdown that’ll send them all packing. When a colleague is victimized by just the kind of violence their office exists to prevent, these ordinary bureaucrats must fight back, or become statistics in America’s next mad shooting spree.

“A lively, moving book in the tradition of Joseph Heller… this page-turner has great heart.”–Tony D’Souza, author of Whiteman and Mule.

“One of those need-to-read books — Ben East, with a penchant for authentic dialogue, acerbic commentary on the government’s inability to govern, and a searing end-game, serves up an indictment and, ultimately, a call to arms.”–Karl Luntta, author of Know It by Heart and Swimming.

“East constructs narratives as a cinematographer might, only cinema would not pack the same wallop with tone-perfect lines like: ‘The shredder guy in the no-water room whose name nobody could remember…'”–Daniel Whitman, author of Answer Coming Soon and Blaming No One.

“Powerful and funny and horribly relevant.”–Preston Lang, author of The Sin Tax and The Blind Rooster.

“A tragicomic requiem for America–a once shining dream of democracy that has fallen prey to its own bureaucratic government that operates ‘besides the people, despite the people, and against the people.’ “–David Suarez Gomez, author of Heaven Is Coming Home.


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