Toward the Bad I Kept on Turning: A Confessional Novel
“Who will guard the guardians?” is the theme of this fictional “dumpster-dive” into the deep vaults of governmental and university corruption in the baby-boomers’ America. The anti-hero conman, a fusion of Harry Flashman and Forest Gump, takes the reader on a tour of his life’s story. He embarks on one hair-raising adventure after another, many of which draw him into relationships with some of the better-known movers and shakers of the era such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Raul Castro, Jim Jones, Slobodan Milošević and John McCain. His adventures always seem to be “turning bad,” whether conniving with E. Howard Hunt to overthrow Chile’s Salvador Allende, bombing government buildings at the behest of Bill Ayers or serving as a hitman for Fidel Castro. From our lovable but cynical anti-hero we get a conman’s perspective and sardonic commentary on many of the events that defined America in the last fifty years – the Vietnam War, JFK’s assassination, 9-11, the CIA’s secret operations, the bombing of Kosovo, the wave of U.S. domestic terrorism of the 1970s and the election of Barack Obama.
Creative Writing | Fiction
Foster , S. P. (2020). Toward the Bad I Kept on Turning: A Confessional Novel. Dayton, OH.