A neo-noir novel set in Oakland, Circa 2013-14
A "pay-what-you-want" novel.
The story follows Pug, a down-on-his-luck gig economy worker, as he stumbles and bumbles through gentrifying Oakland's bougie cafes, dive-bars-turned-cocktail-joints, and ever-expanding homeless encampments as he tries to find a long-lost friend. Along the way, Pug stumbles across a housing conspiracy that goes all the way to the top.
The whole thing runs a very readable 215 pages.
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Each download, which includes original artwork by local artists, is available for free, and/or for a "pay-what-you-want" donation.
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The following pieces have been commissioned (for a disgusting pittance) by various artists around the Bay. Seek out their work. Give them your money, too.