DeNiro, Alan. Total Oblivion, More or Less. Spectra, 2009. ISBN 978-0553592542 306 pp. $
If you take the narrator’s first sentence at face value and just go along for the ride, you’ll LOVE this surreal book that reads like Marsden’s Tomorrow When The War Began with a touch of magical realism throw in. Unidentified horseman seem to have conducted an uprising and taken over the US, which is newly divided into strange territories and factions and stricken with an odd, insect-driven plague. Teen Macy rolls with punches as she struggles to survive and maintain a family unit.