Anticlimax Leviathan (Chapter One & Two // Out 11-15-16)

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From the new book Anticlimax Leviathan by Ryan Bartek (& Anomie Press)

info ---> Detroit writer/musician Ryan Bartek – best known for counterculture road books “The Big Shiny Prison” & “Fortress Europe”– again returns with his finest offering to date: “Anticlimax Leviathan”

“Anticlimax Leviathan” is a massive departure from Bartek's previous works & purely autobiographical. Like many of the Great Depression/Beat Generation writers, Bartek uses Anticlimax Leviathan to shine a spotlight on the alienation, confusion & hopelessness that defines modern America. It is the story of a strange young man reaching adulthood in Detroit.

A blue collar worker for the auto industry, our young Anti-Hero has big dreams. Breaking into journalism, he becomes a member of the press, a Detroit taxi driver, music promoter & underground filmmaker before hitting the road as a traveling counterculture journalist. Swallowed by traumatic romance, he ends up on the West Coast as a sort of drifter living off Craigslist & navigating ever-collapsing living arrangements.

Finally ending up homeless in Seattle he lustfully embraces it, intentionally living out his own bizarre punk rock romance novel. Along the way he meets a legion of 'Street Crazies' that have fallen through the cracks as well, uniting to form an eventual global movement called “FREE THERAPY.” Step by step they build a new world from the
ashes, all which leads to a massive road saga through America & Europe, climaxing with the Occupy encampments of 2011.

Brimming with adventures alongside the misfit characters of his earlier writings – as well as cameos by a staggering list of celebrities, metal gods & punk legends – “Anticlimax Leviathan” is the apex of R. Bartek’s canon.

“Anticlimax Leviathan” by Ryan Bartek // Published by Anomie Press
ISBN/SKU: 9780692628430 // ISBN: 978-0-692-62843-0
Pre-Sale Date: 10-31-16 // Sale Date: 11-15-2016
Suggested Retail: $18.95 / €18 / £16

The First Edition of Ryan Bartek’s autobiographical memoir “Anticlimax Leviathan” will be released worldwide on November 15th, 2016. This 404 page, 6x9 Paperback by Anomie Press will be available for $18.95 / €18 through the Ingram Spark/LSI distribution network, available at 55% wholesale discount to retailers in USA & Europe.

“Anticlimax Leviathan” will be available on the systems of 38,000 booksellers worldwide for pre-order starting Halloween 2016. “Anticlimax Leviathan” will also have additional distro through Amazon USA, EU & UK.

POD through Ingram Spark; 55% wholesale discount to retailers in USA & Europe.

Additional distribution via Amazon // More Info @ www.BigShinyPrison[.]com

Table of Contents

Year Zero & The Curse of GhostNomad

Submitted: September 24, 2016

YEAR ZER0 My past now holds the distinction of another man passing by in traffic, face blurred by the whirl of rampant automobiles. S... Read Chapter