LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Drone Baloney by John Hewitt
Saturday, May 10th, 2014 || 7pm
Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera ||
John Hewitt’s newest novel is Drone Baloney, which focuses on ex-pat recluses hiding out in a tumbledown Baja beachfront settlement. They have only one desire: they want to be left alone. And they are—until a mysterious government drone plummets into the desert next to their tumbledown settlement. The high-tech air war that follows lights up the Mexican skies, and the carnage from that battle spills down on Punta Gringa’s vagabonds, scuttling their dreams. Drone Baloney chronicles the efforts of this quirky band that fights against progress they don’t enjoy.
Satirical fiction always has been his relaxing escape. John Hewitt’s years as a newspaper reporter, television news producer, documentary filmmaker or university professor have exposed him to the ironies and absurdities of daily life. His novels Stranger in Baja, Under the Padre’s Thumb, and now Drone Baloney begin with unusual situations drawn from the news and then, adding a little humor, follow the threads from there.