The Perpetual Motion Machine office is thrilled to announce that we have signed on with Jessica McHugh (of Rabbits in the Garden and PINS) to publish her newest novel, a bizarro science fiction rollercoaster called The Green Kangaroos.
Perry Samson loves drugs. He’ll take what he can get, but raw atlys is his passion. Shot hard and fast into his testicles, atlys helps him forget that he lives in an abandoned Baltimore school, that his roommate exchanges lumps of flesh for drugs at the Kum Den Smokehouse, and that every day is a moldering motley of whores, cuntcutters, and disease. Unfortunately, atlys never helps Perry forget that even though his older brother died from an atlys overdose, he will never stop being the tortured middle child.
With all of his choices, good or bad, atlys makes Perry Samson content–much to his family’s chagrin. They’re fed up with his lying, stealing, and manipulation, but all attempts to end his addiction have failed. Until they discover a new rehab facility called The Sunny Daye Institute.
Sunny Daye has cured every addict in its program, so it’s not about to let Perry Samson fail. And if he does, Doctor Jeremiah Carter has more depraved ways of preserving his 100% success rate. His hatred of addiction runs deep, as does his hidden laboratory in Antarctica, stocked with “liberated citizens” to replace the patients who don’t meet his standards–and, unbeknownst to the Samsons, the patients’ families as well.
Set in 2099, inside and outside of the Sunny Daye virtual reality program, The Green Kangaroos explores the disgusting world of Perry’s addiction to atlys and the Samson family’s addiction to his sobriety.
Look for it August 2014.
Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction spanning the genre from horror and alternate history to young adult. A member of the Horror Writers Association and a 2013 Pulp Ark nominee, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting. Jessica has had thirteen books published in five years, including the bestselling Rabbits in the Garden, The Sky: The World and the gritty coming-of-age thriller, PINS. More info on her speculations and publications can be found at JessicaMcHughBooks.com.