an epic for our time
a novel in verse by
is currently being serialized at Fieralingue.
"A laugh-to-tears, madcap verse novel that brilliantly animates the adventures of super-sexed, cross-gendered, and even different-specied characters. Replete with pop cultural and classical illusions, sufferers of Richards's wit, such as Ross Perot, Steve and Eydie, Ice Cube and Howard Hughes, embellish a world where anything can happen and every conceivable thing does. The Major, Polly, Carlene, Mad Dog, Rose, and a veritable cast of thousands, traverse the country and the globe (Perot is traded to the Russians), going to hell and back and finally, to heaven. Puns, non-sequiturs, songs, verbal caprices of every sort charm the reader at every turn. If you relish, as I do, unmitigated originality, delight in imaginative fancy embedded in a dazzling range of reference-and beautifully measured in (mostly) iambic pentameter quatrains-you can't beat Situations for entertaining fun."
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