The Kicker of St. John's Wood

by Gary Wolf



Book Details

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Publication Date : 2/24/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781440125096

About the Book

This is a story of America in the year 2020: Fractured socially and politically, its enemies are gaining ground and its civil liberties are threatened like never before.

Jayesh Blackstone, a professional football player, finds himself at the focal point of an historic experiment: a woman is going to play in a football game, and it will happen in the Super Bowl. It turns out that this is just a foretaste of the metamorphosis that is taking shape. The very same event is the venue for an announcement by world leaders of a new order, one that defines humanity exclusively in terms of race and gender.

The new reality steadily encroaches on Blackstone’s world; he is compelled to choose his allies, declare his identity, and determine the price he is willing to pay to live the life of a free individual.

Embracing controversy from its very first pages, The Kicker of St. John’s Wood is a rampage through the pantheon of contemporary idols, and a literary journey into the American national psyche of the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Gary Wolf is the author of futuristic novels that portray worlds in which multiculturalism and political correctness have run amok. From 2000 to 2006 Wolf lived in Paris, during which time he witnessed the breathtaking collapse of traditional European culture. Against the backdrop of the city's aesthetic and historical splendor, he observed the unraveling of Western civilization under the weight of multiculturalism, deconstructionism, the "root causes" mantra, moral equivalence, and self-hatred. His reaction was to author a trilogy that confronts this process and its derivatives. Using the genre of speculative fiction, he wrote three futuristic novels that tackle different aspects of the contemporary malaise: "Workshop of the Second Self" -- dumbing down, reverse discrimination, and the victim industry; "Alternating Worlds" -- multiculturalism; "The Embracer" -- gender confusion. In early 2009, Wolf completed another futuristic novel, "The Kicker of St. John’s Wood," a literary journey into the depths of the American national psyche in the twenty-first century.