Powerhouse Arena and Three Rooms Press present
A Virtual Launch for
THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT
Nineteen Stories of White House Noir
Edited by Peter Carlaftes
Wednesday, May 6, 7-9 pm
Livestream right here or at: Facebook: bit.ly/May6Facebook or YouTube: bit.ly/May6YouTube
Featured authors at this launch include:
ANGEL LUIS COLON
ADAM LANCE GARCIA
S. J. ROZAN
Three Rooms Press, in coordination with Brooklyn’s Powerhouse Arena is thrilled to present a virtual launch celebration for THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir. Come take a break from the intensity of today’s political and pandemic climate by spending an evening in the topsy-turvy world of speculative fiction as we answer the question: What would the White House be like if U.S. Presidents of the past acted with the same bizarre impunity as the 45th president?
The event takes place live on Facebook at the Three Roooms Press Group page (facebook.com/groups/ThreeRoomsPress). The launch will include readings from some of the diverse authors of the book, including Peter Carlaftes, Chrisopher Chambers, Angel Luis Colón, Adam Lance Garcia, Alison Gaylin, S. J. Rozan and Alex Segura.
THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT will be available for purchase during the event via Powerhouse’s online store: https://www.powerhousebookstores.com/book/9781941110898
ABOUT THE BOOK–
THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT is fiction, so far. With a humorous nod to “fake news” in today’s political landscape, nineteen award-winning, diverse authors offer new stories of past presidential antics in a unique act of creative resistance that confirms absolute power absolutely corrupts, and openly wonders how far down the rabbit hole the American presidency can go.
Inside the book:
- Nixon takes a covert psychedelic trip with Elvis, and—years later—realizes he has it on tape
- Clinton and an illegitimate son embark on an action-packed adventure set to jazz
- G.W. Bush reveals how he really won the 2000 election
- …and so much more!
HIGH PRAISE FOR THE FAKING OF THE PRESIDENT:
“Many of the 19 speculative stories in this highly entertaining anthology show U.S. presidents behaving badly, some with the same impunity as the current occupant of the White House. … Fans of alternate history will have fun. This is the perfect diversion for those seeking a break from the more serious aspects of the election season.” ―Publishers Weekly
“One of the strangest, most exhilarating rides you’ll take in noir this year…Editor Peter Carlaftes brings together a talented group of contemporary noir luminaries, each author offering a unique vision of executive excess and intrigue.” —CrimeReads
ABOUT THE EDITOR
PETER CARLAFTES is a New York-based editor and author. He is editor of three short story collections in the Have a NYC noir series, and published four other mystery/noir collections including the Anthony Award-winning anthology The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir. He is co-director of Three Rooms Press. He lives in New York City.
Book contributors include: Eric Beetner, Peter Carlaftes, Christopher Chambers, Sarah M. Chen, Angel Luis Colon, S.A. Cosby, Nikki Dolson, Mary Anna Evans, Kate Flora, Adam Lance Garcia, Danny Gardner, Alison Gaylin, Greg Herren, Gary Phillips, Travis Richardson, S.J. Rozan, Alex Segura, Abby L. Vandiver, and Erica Wright.