Scott Kenemore - Zombie-in-Chief
Join us as we welcome author Scott Kenemore in conversation with Brendan Riley, PhD as they discuss Kenemore's newest zombie novel ZOMBIE-IN-CHIEF - Eater of the Free World.
Scott Kenemore is the author of the successful Zen of Zombie series, as well as the bestselling novels Zombie, Ohio; Zombie, Illinois; Zombie, Indiana; and The Grand Hotel. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Brendan Riley is an associate professor of English at Columbia College where he teaches a course about zombies!
More about the book:
Bestselling author Scott Kenemore is back with a hilarious, over-the-top, and bloodthirsty send-up of the 2016 political season. In the tradition of Joe Klein's Primary Colors and Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate, Zombie-in-Chief: Eater of the Free World is a compelling and dramatic story with characters and events that may resemble familiar, real-life elections a little too closely! After all, who better to perform an autopsy of the American political system than an expert on the undead?
When a tycoon and reality TV star improbably wins his party's nomination for the presidency, pundits and analysts are as baffled as they are certain that he will never win the general election. What can a man who already lives at the top of a golden skyscraper with a supermodel wife still want?
Absent entirely from their prognostications is the possibility that it could be to gorge upon the brains of the living! That he dreams of building a border wall to better keep delicious humans in! That he seeks to make American great again. . . for zombies!
Only an unlikely journalistic partnership between a reporter fresh from J-school and a blogger who is derided and dismissed as "fake news" seems to have any chance of derailing the tycoon's plans and exposing him as a member of the walking dead.
Yet a terrifying question still remains. . . In a nation divided along political lines as never before, will such a revelation change anything? Or will a candidate revealed to be a proud "Zombie American" simply be another stepping stone on a historic (and not-so-above-board) journey to the presidency?