Instant Karma

Instant Karma : A Novella

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Former hippie Gordo McCain suffers a brain aneurysm in 2015 and awakens after surgery with retrograde amnesia. He can't remember a thing past the year 1969. He doesn't recognize his wife and family. He doesn't even recognize his own name because people aren't calling him Gordo McCain anymore but instead Robert Hurlbut. He discovers that he's been living under an assumed name for more than forty years and is now the last fugitive member of the radical underground group Stormfront. At first he tries to keep his head low and continue living as Robert Hurlbut. But when it becomes clear that, over the years, he'd become a conformist and "sell-out," Gordo is disgusted with himself. He trades his new Jaguar for a vintage VW bus, paints it in psychedelia, and hits the road to find an old lover, to find the truth about his allegedly violent past, and to find himself, existentially speaking. Along for the ride is his 15 year-old granddaughter, Emily Hurlbut, an alienated Goth and the only member of the family Gordo can relate to. Meanwhile, the FBI cold case unit picks up his trail ... Instant Karma is a comedic novella. It skewers the 1960s as well as America in the 21st century. Buy it today then "turn on, tune in, and drop out" for a few hours.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151468800X
  • 9781514688007

About Eric Christopherson

Eric Christopherson has more than 150,000 copies of his books in circulation worldwide. He is a former police officer and federal government consultant. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, he also has a graduate degree from Duke University. He was born in California, grew up in New England, and has since lived throughout the United States and a bit in Asia. He now lives in semi-rural Ohio with his wife, Seiko, and their toddlers, Keith and Annabel.show more

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