Confessions from a Dark Wood by Eric Raymond

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The world of Eric Raymond's winning novel may be the 'post-idea economy,' but rest assured, the book is never post-smart, or post-funny. It's a rollicking and inventive corporate (and cultural) satire -- get in now at the ground floor, people.
-Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask

In a world where cash has become language, Eric Raymond's Confessions from a Dark Wood wastes no syllable in converting cultural mechanisms into a well-oiled, wise-cracking machine. Smart as Saunders, tight as Ellis, but banking waters of its own, after this one we'll no longer 'forget they built the Magic Kingdom on swamps.'
-Blake Butler, author of Nothing: A Portait of Insomnia and There Is No Year

You have received a business card.

It invites you into the world of global capital brand management consultancy.

Prepare for pain.

You'll meet Nick, a hapless pawn in the world of global capital brand management consulting. And his girlfriend Sadie Parish, the first domestic suicide bomber. And his boss, emperor of b****t, Pontius J. LaBar. And PJ's dreaded orangutan. Their story is a hilarious, heartbreaking, painfully smart satire that guides you through the high dollar swamps of modern industry.


About Eric Raymond

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Eric Raymond is a working writer in San Francisco. He was born in Daytona Beach and grew up in DeLand, Florida. He attended Stetson University in DeLand and the Bennington Writing Seminars in Ben­ nington, Vermont. This is his first novel. He lives in the Cole Valley neighborhood with his wife, Kim, and daughter, Ella. Email him at or follow him on Twitter (@pontiuslabar).
Published December 1, 2012 by Sator Press. 204 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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