“Jack Womack is another of the heirs of cyberpunk, one of science fiction’s most interesting new writers.” Los Angeles Times
978-0-8021-3495-0 • $13.50 • Paperback • Feb. 1997
At once a biting satire and a taut, fast-paced thriller, Elvissey is the story of Isabel and John, a troubled couple who voyage from the year 2033 to a strangely altered 1954. They are on a desperate mission—to kidnap the young Elvis Presley and bring him back to the present day to serve as a ready-made cult leader. He proves, however, to be a reluctant messiah, and things do not work out quite as planned.
Although Womack’s tale is a bleak one—of personal failings and corporate greed—his novel is a dazzling exercise and a lesson for those who wonder where the English language might go next. In the tradition of A Clockwork Orange, and even of some of Womack’s other works, he presents his readers with a new way of speaking and, in turn, a new way to view the world.