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Its Got to Get Worse for a Day Travis J. Hicks

Its Got to Get Worse for a Day

Travis J. Hicks

Published October 20th 2010
ISBN : 9781453850145
Paperback
232 pages
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In the days preceding Barack Obamas inauguration, a motley crew of characters navigates the back corners and dark alleyways of the nations capital, simply trying to find their place in an ever-changing world. An octogenarian bluesman looks to makeMoreIn the days preceding Barack Obamas inauguration, a motley crew of characters navigates the back corners and dark alleyways of the nations capital, simply trying to find their place in an ever-changing world. An octogenarian bluesman looks to make peace with his past, including a long-ago encounter with Elvis Presley, and finds that the rapid advance of the technology he once feared may offer the possibility of life after death for his music. A worn-out taxi driver takes a shot at easy money with a seductress. A former teen pop star stuck in the midst of a mid-life crisis contemplates the upside of a career revival in a Las Vegas casino, while a down-on-his-luck painter tries to satisfy his debt with a bookie without paying a pound of flesh. An exotic dancer moonlighting as a highly popular blogger works to regain her true identity amidst the chaos of the inaugural events. And a 43-year old activist who, fresh off years of aimless wandering, vows to transport his recently deceased mothers ashes from Roswell, N.M., to the National Mall during inaugural ceremony. The ten interrelated stories in Its Got to Get Worse for a Day explore the challenges of living in a time of unprecedented change. Whether rich or poor, white or black, old or young, not knowing what lurks ahead makes for an uneasy existence.