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Futureproof
by N. Frank Daniels


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No past. No future. Only now.

Originally a self-publishing success launched on N. Frank Daniels's MySpace page, the novel Futureproof tells the story of Luke and his friends as they navigate Atlanta's subculture of delinquents.  Read more...


 
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Overview

No past. No future. Only now.

Originally a self-publishing success launched on N. Frank Daniels's MySpace page, the novel Futureproof tells the story of Luke and his friends as they navigate Atlanta's subculture of delinquents. In short order, the seemingly harmless high from his first cigarette sends Luke on a downward spiral that ends only after years of self-abuse. It is an extreme cautionary tale told with sensitivity, ferocity, and grit.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061656835
  • ISBN-10: 0061656836
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 328
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.34 x 0.86 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds

Series: P.S.

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 34.
  • Review Date: 2008-10-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Daniels's resolutely grim portrayal of “the unclassified the oversimplified the target market the failing demographic” early to mid-'90s first surfaced on Myspace and became something of a self-published hit. The “loosely autobiographical” narrative follows the tormented young Luke, a white kid with dreads who clings to a tattered copy of Black Boy throughout his passage from grungy teen to father of a “very fragile, sick little boy.” Saddled with a miserable home life, Luke attends Peckerbrook High and finds solace with Rocky Horror Picture Show fans, Nirvana freaks (who go into shock when Kurt Cobain kills himself), booze and drugs. He drops out and holds a series of dead-end jobs, gets high and prowls for girls, but manages, by the end, to learn how to “live again.” Though Daniels's prose often feels too self-satisfied, his characters' misanthropic adventures will speak to disenchanted youth. (Feb.)

 
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