The New and Improved Romie Futch (Paperback)

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Romie Futch has a failed marriage and an ailing taxidermy business. He decides to take a break from drinking and smoking his days away to earn some money participating in a study at the Center for Cybernetic Neuroscience in Atlanta, GA. He’s not worried about the outcome, he just really needs the $6000. Thus begins this crazy story that’s part Southern absurdisms of George Singleton (look him up, he’s funny as hell), part Philip K. Dick (I think, I don’t read sci fi), and part X-Files (wandering in the woods with flashlights and scary noises). Throw in hunting for Hogzilla, discussions of Foucault and Derrida over tater tots, and dioramas made of taxidermied squirrels and then simmer until your conscious is heightened, you have advance knowledge of the humanities and you’re afraid of big pharma.

— Sydne, Atlanta


Exploring the interplay between nature and culture, biology and technology, reality and art, The New and Improved Romie Futch probes the mysteries of memory and consciousness, offering a darkly comic yet heartfelt take on the contemporary human predicament.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941040157
ISBN-10: 1941040152
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: October 2015
Pages: 416
Language: English