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After Things Fell Apart

by Ron Goulart

Cover artist: Alan Gutierrez

Publisher: Berkley

Pub year: 1985

Cover price: $2.75


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Aging former rock stars got together at the Nixon Institute to reminisce about the days when they could still think clearly;

The Amateur Mafia (no Italians allowed) opened a strip joint in sin city , where you had to disrobe to get in;

And the awesome Lady Day raiders started Mankill, Inc....

"This book is a sheer delight to read, with wonderful dialogue, a sustained high level of witty imagination, virtually an infinitude of nice touches. The book is alive with satire, wit, merriment and fun. I savored every word."
— Philip K. Dick

"Very funny and very sad. AFTER THINGS FELL APART is a little like a wienie stand in Hell: a wacky, fragmented world with the hero's tired sanity in the middle of it all, somehow the maddest thing of all."
— Joanna Russ

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"Now let's set the record straight. It was three of four girls each time, in pants and pullovers, at most of the kidnappings and at these flash public killings. Was it the same women each time?"

"We don't think so."

"Is Lady Day a person or a movement?"

"Probably both. The methods, the uniform clothes. This sounds like one of those militant women's outfits out of the 1960s and 70s — only more out of hand."