By Geoff Hyatt
“I wish there were more books like this one, I really do. It was painful to read in the same way that flipping through an old yearbook is painful.” ~ David Peak, The Rumpus
Birch Hills at World’s End begins between Detroit and nowhere, in 1999, when high school senior Josh Reilly senses an apocalypse approaching. Josh’s unease increases as his privileged but disturbed friend Erik schemes in a journal he calls “The Doomsday Book,” where he plots revenge against the suburbia he’s learned to despise.
When Lindsay, a sixteen-year-old famed for dramatic self-mutilation and questionable poetry, becomes Josh’s girlfriend, Erik finds companionship in a circle of bikers and small-time meth traffickers. Josh, suspecting his friend Erik has become a competitor for Lindsay’s affections, peeks into the Doomsday Book and is shocked by what he learns. A web of domestic strife, romantic rivalry, and millennial anxiety challenges two boys to stand together as their youth comes apart.
Columbine… Y2K… can friendships survive the end of the world?
Formats: eBook / Trade Paperback
Length: 184 pages
Imprint: Vagabondage Press LLC
BISAC: Fiction / Coming of Age
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