"...an excellent writer with a vivid imagination and wry sense of humor." - Scott Semegran, author of The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island.
"...Kindall does something wholly unexpected, and does so in a way that makes the book fall into sharp focus and allows Kindall to deliver a moral without ever moralizing or stopping the book cold." - Clyde Umney of Umney's Alley
ESCAPE FROM OBLIVIA
One Man's Midlife Crisis Gone Primal
He fantasizes about saving damsels in distress and battling beasts. He’d better be careful what he wishes for…
Will Kirby has hit his mid-life crisis at full speed. Once a rugged outdoorsman, he’s now soft around the middle and trapped in the banality of minivans, suburbia, and his eight-year-old’s dance recitals. But his constant daydreams of heroic adventure suddenly fall within his grasp when an old pulp author’s journals reveal a portal to another world.
Immediately forced to rescue two gorgeous babes from attack by a Japanese Zero, Will lands ashore on an island paradise brimming with adrenaline-pumping action and consequence-free sex. But with danger around every turn and the faint call of his former life tugging at his mind, he wonders if his fantasy has turned into a deranged nightmare.
Can Will discover what it really means to be a man before he’s forever lost to an illusion?
A postmodernist homage to the men's adventure fiction of the 1950s, Escape from Oblivia is a satirical exploration of male tropes - pre-feminist sexist hero, pants-wearing breadwinner, sensitive stay-at-home dad? Will decidedly falls short of any of these expectations.
If you like magical realism, absurdist fiction, and satirical stabs at tired tropes, then you’ll love Brian Kindall’s racy romp into freedom.
"...its hilarious portrayal of masculinity in crisis as something both pathetic and profound." - Blue Ink Reviews
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