FOTUS, Kevin Kunundrum’s long-awaited novel, is here—the first book of his American President Trilogy.
FOTUS is published by Bancroft Press: ”Books That Enlighten.”
Books Two & Three, Buy This Book or You’re a Dick and I Punch Angels, are complete! (See BLOG for details.) And Book Four of The Trilogy has begun: Illegal Alien Bitch-Ass Cracker
or The Sadness of God.
In the very near future, an American fetus named Alexander Jackson Rett becomes self-aware. He sees that the world out there is where everything bad happens, but inside, in the womb, it’s safe. It’s the safest place to be. So he decides to never come out.
And because he’s self-aware, and because he’s smart and reasonably witty, his Mom and Ernie the next door neighbor make a video. They ask Little Alex questions and he answers from within the womb. And he gets most of them right (although he’s not that good at math). And the next day, Ernie posts the video on YouTube and it goes viral. And before ya know it, Little Alex, the world’s first and only “Amazing Talking Fetus”, is interviewed on Dr. Phyllis…
“What’s it like in there?” she asks.
“It’s dark,” he replies.
“Who’s your favorite President?”
“Get a load of this kid!” Dr. Phyllis says. “So what’s the thing you’d most like to do, Alex?”
“I want to run for President!”
And the world is amazed. Including an ultra-secret group of billionaire king-makers known as “The Florists”. To keep their party in office, they need someone who’s bullet-proof to run against Mallory Blitzen. And who better than Little Alex? He’s already world-famous. He’s scandal-proof. He’s the ultimate single-issue candidate! And according to the latest poll, Americans will vote for a white male fetus over a woman for President seven out of ten times, and those odds are pretty good.
So Alexander Jackson Rett becomes the President of the United States. But he discovers that life on the inside may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
"In what is an arguably post-satirical world—when the real news is so absurd, satire becomes nearly impossible—the author (Kunundrum) manages to crank the humor dial past max to take us all into a totally new realm. It's an achievement of incalculable brilliance."
—STEPHEN KING (Thanks, Stephen. I forgive you for that thing you did back in 1998.)
"It's easy for a political satirist to fall into the trap of pushing a political agenda, and the fact that Kunundrum does not is to be greatly admired."
—The NY Times (Thanks, NYT. Although you kinda push an agenda these days, dontcha?)
“The ability to infuriate both antagonists in an ideological struggle is often a sign of a first-rate book.”
—God (You are so wise, God, to notice this!)
"In the grand scheme of things, the Sun will burn out and none of this will matter.”
—also God (Such wisdom! In the meantime, please don't smote me.)