Hell Is in New Jersey
Hell is in New Jersey is inspired by the Etgar Keret short story A Souvenir of Hell. It follows a disillusioned 29-year-old named Dylan who has worked at Outer Shell gift shop for eleven years. The Outer Shell is located at the exit from Hell, where Inhabitants march in a straight line out of the exit, by the gift shop and back through the entrance. This was once a cultural phenomenon, now nobody cares. Fed up with his station in life and, infatuated with one of the dead women in the line, Dylan goes on a quest to leave his former life behind and, with the help of his two friends, sneak into Hell. Battling a throng of incompetent guards, a Devil with a speech impediment and a villain with a fake English accent Dylan eventually completes his quest and later realizes it was a horrible mistake. Hell is in New Jersey takes Keret's vision and adds a modern theme to it touching on the short attention span of the human race and the disenchantment in most of us.
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About Andy Thomas
Andy Thomas is a former music journalist who still hopes active journalists write about the music he performs. As a journalist he has been published in The Rocky Mountain News, Rock Sound, AMP and Westword. As a musician he has shared the stage with William Elliott Whitmore, Joe Pug, Less Than Jake, Deer Tick and hundreds of others. He lives in Denver with his fiance, their two cats and a massive pile of unfinished accomplishments. This novel is his first.