An explosive alt-history book reimagines the life of Bonnie and Clyde
In Resurrection Road, Bonnie and Clyde are given one last shot at redemption, living out an alternate timeline as working class heroes, fighting to protect the forgotten man.
Bonnie and Clyde. Saving democracy, one bank robbery at a time.
During the Great Depression--a moment in America's history dominated by bread lines, Hoovervilles, mass unemployment and foreclosed farms, when the economy had violently collapsed--can Bonnie and Clyde overcome their criminal pasts and put their "skills" to use in the service of justice for the forgotten man?
The story begins in 1984 when a reporter gets a tip to meet an old woman at a Texas cemetery. Cradling an antique rifle and standing over a freshly dug grave, the woman claims to be Bonnie Parker, there to bury the love of her life, Clyde Barrow. She insists that back in 1934, the photos of their bloodied, bullet-riddled corpses and the funerals were faked.
Instead, just before the ambush, the outlaw lovers were kidnapped and given a dangerous and desperate assignment,
Who wants to kill the president?
Rooted in historical fact, the novel builds on the real-life assassination attempt on president-elect Roosevelt by Giuseppe Zangara in 1933. Zangara claimed to be motivated by anti-capitalist sentiments but a hasty conviction and subsequent death-by-electrocution left unanswered questions about who may have actually been behind the deadly plot.
Can true love, a fast car and a Browning Automatic Rifle save America from itself?
“A timely Depression-era tale with reflections on wealthy fat cats and a rigged economic system that still ring true. More than that, the story is an exciting ride, with tight corners, narrow escapes, and real romantic heat between Bonnie and Clyde.” Kirkus Reviews
"Exceptional. Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road is a fantastic story!"
"Fast-paced, with authentic landscapes of rural America—readers who enjoy history or conspiracy will find their blood running faster." The National Grange
"Outlaws become patriots in this imaginative, suspenseful what-if story."
"A fantastic story of actions, consequences, and the driving forces that turn the chaos of youth into a measured effort to achieve redemption in adulthood. Exceptional.” Midwest Book Review
"Sex, danger and intrigue, coupled with just the right dose of cheeky humor."
"As the rich get richer and the middle class becomes more desperate in present-day America, Bonnie and Clyde: Resurrection Road is a timely reminder that sometimes the solution to a problem comes from the least likely source."
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Review quotes above: Amazon reader, Midwest Book Review, Kirkus Reviews, Good Day Magazine of The National Grange, and East Oregonian (twice).