It’s the day after tomorrow. America has become a Police State Lite. Fear of terrorism has led to the passage of the Patriot Amendments and repeal of the Bill of Rights. The Homeland Police have exclusive jurisdiction over anything affecting national security. Their drones patrol the streets.
Enter Blingbling. Undocumented, apparently homeless, strange in appearance, he’s accused of the murder of a hiphop artist. His lawyer, Raleigh, struggles to keep him from Homeland’s clutches until a routine DNA test exposes a secret that threatens to destroy his client, his career, and much more.
Legal thriller, political satire, and speculative fiction, American Neolithic is also a story of loyalty, betrayal , and redemption.
"A towering work of speculative fiction. . . ."
---Kirkus Reviews, naming it a Best Book of the Year
“This is a one-of-a-kind novel. . .Terry Hawkins is a bold and fearless writer.”
---Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers and
“Hawkins’. . .characters’ struggles with a rigged justice system are suspenseful, moving, and timely.”
---Pedro Ponce, in The Los Angeles Review
“You will be amazed at Terence Hawkins’ prodigious imagination, his Bowie-sharp wit, and the skill with which he tells a story that’s as morally urgent as it is satirically diverting.”
---Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and And the Dark Sacred Night
“About as perfect as a novel gets. . . .If you’re going to read only one contemporary speculative fiction novel this year, make it this one”
--Jason Pettus, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
“American Neolithic, while toggling between two very different voices, is bone-dry, witty, affecting, and never less than riveting.”
---Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song