On High At Red Tide by Gabriel Hart (pre-order 9/19/24)

$18.00

A debauched meditation on death and delinquency that fuses noir, punk/gang culture, and the surrealist drug novel into a caution-nary tale of toxic co-dependence and blurred principle.

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“You can’t teach someone a lesson when they’re dead.”

 

A debauched meditation on death and delinquency that fuses noir, punk/gang culture, and the surrealist drug novel into a caution-nary tale of toxic co-dependence and blurred principle.

A mysterious sentient energy lowly reincarnated as red tide—the harmful algal bloom sharing its red phosphorous with methamphetamine—returns to the scenes of its coming-of-age atrocities, narrating this punk rock shadowing of The Secret History and Lord of the Flies from the vantage of its ominous panoramic ocean.

In tandem, we observe The Vigil: a gang of neurotic teenagers living on a strict diet of speed, alcohol, and 25-cent pudding pies, craving power and vengeance in a small beach town where the police are closing in on them and “Mom,” their enabling matriarch on her last hurrah.

“Hideously hilarious and strangely poetic, On High at Red Tide is the best/worst ride to the Coney Island of the Minds inside delinquent lunatics looking for fun in all the wrong places. I loved it.” —Lydia Lunch