About the Book
The year is 2013 and former gambler turned con-artist turned convicted felon Rollo Cotswold has just been released from a California prison after five years, two months, twenty-eight days, six hours, two minutes, and thirty-three seconds behind bars.
Upon his release, he is shocked to discover how much the world around him has changed, but this is only a harbinger of what's to come, for at the end of a cross-country trip to a cabin in Tennessee, where he had hoped to take in a little R&R, he suddenly finds himself in a situation that makes him ask: Am I having a bad dream or am I coming down with a brain tumor?
Whatever has happened to our hero, the troubling fact is he has now become an outsider in a place he starts calling "creatureland" because of the way is is populated by damaged inhabitants from some other time. Over the course of the following nail-biting narrative we meet a diverse cast of "creatures" in a dystopian world.
Not since Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" and George Orwell's "1984" has the future been described so presciently.
American Roger Minick has been photographing the American experience for nearly half a century. His photographs are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, and The Smithsonian. Two previous mainstream photographic books, published by Scrimshaw Press, include DELTA WEST and HILLS OF HOME. The recent books AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, UNDOCUMENTED, THE ETERNAL STARE, PARTHENON MARBLES, CORNUCOPIA, EyeEurope, EyeRamblings, and FIFTY are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.