Southland Tales Book 1 by Richard Kelly
Two Roads Diverge (Bk. 1)

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June 30 2008. One of the world's most famous actors has disappeared. Boxer Santaros awakens deep in the Nevada desert... alone, stricken with amnesia. He is rescued by a drifter named Fortunio Balducci, only to discover that the world around him has suddenly changed. America now stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster... approaching the three-year anniversary of dual nuclear attacks on Texas soil. As Boxer struggles to regain his memory, his paths cross with a mysterious adult film star named Krysta now at the Nevada/California state line. Krysta reveals her psychic abilities to Boxer in the form of a prophetic screenplay that foreshadows the apocalypse...
 

About Richard Kelly

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Richard Kelly is a journalist, an editor-at-large at Faber U.K., & a programmer for The Edinburgh Film Festival. He is the author of a biography of the English director Alan Clarke, & his next book is on politics & society in Northern Ireland.
 
Published July 11, 2006 by Graphitti Designs. 96 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kelly's film Donnie Darko was full of mysterious happenings that tied into the emotional tale of an oddball high school boy. This graphic novel, the first of

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Not long after the smoke clears, Justin Timberlake, playing an Iraq war veteran with a thing for quoting Revelation, ominously intones in voice-over: “This is the way the world ends, this is the way the world ends, this is the way the world ends, not with a whimper but with a bang.”.

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