We have a treat for y’all this summer. Our free novel, “Dead Souls: An American Poem” is going up, one chapter every Sunday. Here’s a little teaser of one of the Representatives to Congress from Ch. 2:
Taber was a man whom enterprising women found most attractive, but not in the traditional, predictable sense of physical attraction; no, not that base, animalistic type of attraction. What he lacked in what one might term “general good looks”—though beauty be held in the eye of the beholder—he made up for in corpulence and, more importantly, political pull. His physical fortitude was the first thing most people noted of him: he was a large, powerful man. The second thing they might notice were his eyes, neither excitingly piercing, nor inquisitive and commanding—for beauty’s beholder might not want to view upon an intimidating feature—but rather ocean-like and watery. His eyelids did their best to cover their shape, bulbous and slightly reminiscent of a fish, though those same enamored of him might say a rather majestic cod and not a base one. His chin, too, was similarly bulbous as well as hairless, his upper lip had a gentle, not overly hairy mustache, and the rest of his body rolled off from his face like water over a duck. Like a vacant room, the representative was also prone to echoing other’s words.
That is our friend, Representative Taber. “Dead Souls: An American Poem” follows the unfinished classic “Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol, except it is set in the modern-day US political world. Follow Tchitchikov and Selifan as they attempt to scam rather fishy politicians at this link.
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