Rust Belt author A M Wilson tackles timely political and philosophical questions in synthetic future where the masses are ruled by a few
FLINT, MICH., UNITED STATES, April 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — “America 2151. New York. Washington. Chicago. Los Angeles. All wiped out from nuclear blasts.”
And so begins the introduction to the just-released first novel from author A M Wilson, who hails from Flint, Michigan. The bleak yet beautiful novel gives readers a glimpse into a what-if scenario where most of the major population bases of America have been wiped out, leaving Omaha, Nebraska, the unlikely capital of the New United States.
It’s a story about power, control, subsistence, corruption and addiction that takes place in a society too busy trying to survive to feel real emotion.
As one Amazon.com reviewer writes: “The story takes many unexpected twists and turns, but through it all you can tell you're in the hands of a confident and able author exploring some of the most important questions we face: Who are we really? What happens when the facade of life falls apart? What happens when you help pull that facade down?”
Another reviewer notes how “strange a book this is” and deciphers it is “about what could happen in the future if the world keeps going the way it is.”
Populace is ultimately a kind of cautionary tale about what could become the future of the United States, if we ruin ourselves from the inside.
“This story had been living inside me for quite some time, well before the 2016 presidential election,” Wilson said. “But the way I felt about the future of our country after the chaos that ensued after Trump’s victory — the polarization, the militarization and the uncertainty of it all — became a motivation for completing and releasing this story.”
It’s a novel that will make readers think, no matter what they think of America.
The book is available now exclusively on Amazon.com.
For more information on the author and to read his blog, visit http://AMWideawake.com.
About A M Wilson:
A M Wilson has loved telling stories since he couldn't see over a kitchen counter. His first breakthrough novel Populace, an Orwellian thriller, was published in 2018. In his own words, Wilson has always loved humor, "humor that challenges our worldview, humor that gets us through hard times, humor that makes us realize our own humanity." As a novelist, has the burden to believe in everything as possible. A M is from Flint, Mich., originally, but has moved around a lot, entering a lot of brave new worlds — to Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, California, Spain and Argentina. A M has been a farmer, a groundskeeper, a librarian, a fast-food worker, a bagboy, a political organizer and a shill.
His first novel, Populace, is on sale now at Amazon.com.
You can learn more about A M at http://AMWideAwake.com.
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