Lord of the Game by Benjamin DeVos
This is the story of a young man and his life in the city of Philadelphia. On his journey, he experiences many things, such as a pigeon-shooting simulation. A no-holds-barred fight in a slaughterhouse on the edge of town. A psychotic drug dealer named Satan. A legally-blind maintenance man. Multiple pig carcasses. A sequence of dead-end jobs. A series of homeless people. And much more. This novella is like traveling through a massive garbage shoot that ends where it began. Come one, come all, through this emotional black hole. You will feel better about yourself when it is over.
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Benjamin DeVos is tripping over his own feet into a pit of hungry crocodiles. He is the author of Madness Has a Moment and Then Vanishes Before Returning Again (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016) and The Bar Is Low (forthcoming, 2018). He lives in Philadelphia.
84 Pages - Paperback
Cover Art by Sam Pink