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August 2024

There are people who can be reached by fiction who cannot be reached by fact. This story is a warning.

Available for Pre-Order: Releasing 14 June 2024

In the year 2048, 30-year-old Ang (Angelica) tells the story of what happened to her 24 years earlier, in August 2024, when she was 14; when she and her brother Sal, 16½ at the time, fled from their home in Oregon in hopes of reaching their grandparents’ farm at Whirl’s End, Pennsylvania. It is a period of crisis, tragedy, collapse of social order, balkanization of the United States, and the rise of tyranny. Ang leads in with anecdotes of building The Truck, that eventually carried them on their journey, during summers at G-pa’s, and with the Covid death of her father; and ends with their status 24 years later.

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Reader Comments:

“It pulled me right in and I thought it was fascinating if also terrifying, but most certainly thought provoking….definitely enjoyed the style of writing…also much appreciated the little pearls of wisdom sprinkled here and there!”

“Wow!  All I can say is I want more!  I think this could/should be made into a movie.  It is a story of survival, of courage, of what greed and lust does to a nation, of what uncontrolled lawlessness does to human nature.  I want more!  I visualized each state, each scene as if it was happening right in front of me. And I think it would be a blockbuster!”

“Thank you for letting me preview this great work!  You are very gifted and talented!!!”

Praise for the works of John M. del Vecchio:

“Nothing can prepare the reader for the experience of this book.”

–The Dallas Morning News

“…a stunning and insightful masterpiece, as timely as tomorrow’s news.”

—Al Santoli, author of Everything We Had


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