New literary fiction novel asks if we are all doomed to become our parents


Last Chance California available now on Amazon

“I’m no different from the other fools who turned into Hemingway during the lockdown.”

Last Chance California, a dark comedy and contemporary fictional novel, presents our world, on the brink of the COVID-19 pandemic, through the eyes of a sarcastic and stubborn millennial as he attempts to break the cycle of abuse from his family. It’s just a romantic way of saying that a depressed and lost man becomes a full-fledged alcoholic after moving to California to escape the clutches of his attacker.

“I’m no different from the other fools who turned into Hemingway during the lockdown,” said Brian Price, the guy who wrote the book. “But have you seen all the garbage that is posted these days?” How many political briefs do we really need? And why does everyone think the way to build a brand is to publish a book as an expert in thought? Last Chance California isn’t quite as horrible as all of that garbage, but then again, I wrote the book so I’m biased.

The dark humor story follows a disillusioned millennial who moves to California after realizing he looks more like his abusive father than he thinks. There is romance, sex, drugs, exotic locations, depression, and drug addiction that run rampant throughout the novel. So much so that the author prays every night that his book will sell, because if it doesn’t, Price thinks he’ll have a hard time finding work in Corporate America, given his shenanigans. delivered. And the fact that his novel demolishes American corporate culture.

“It’s fiction with a bit of my own sprinkling of my trip,” Price said. “At first I described the book as a coming-of-age novel, but the book police that patrol the interwebs scolded me and told me that only child or adolescent protagonists can be the character. main of these novels. But I think it’s a bunch of crap. Coming of age has no age or expiration date.

But more seriously, Last Chance California sheds light on some of the glaring shortcomings of our society while also reminding readers of the complexity of families, the imperfections of humans, and the burdens we carry every day.

“I’m dry and sarcastic because I love attention, but the heart of my story is child abuse and its lifelong effects,” Price said. “There is a negative stigma around child abuse. It’s worse when the victims want to tell the truth. I have felt shame and guilt… all my life. I never knew why. I didn’t realize my childhood wasn’t normal until my 30s. And once I found out that I had been abused, things got worse. Much worse. The memories flooded my brain and I found ways to blame myself for the horror I experienced. The abuse hurt me well beyond my childhood years. It continued to affect my life every day. It’s sad to know that I’m not the only one with these feelings.

“Every press release is supposed to end with a call to action to take you to a website to generate internet traffic or to convince you to buy my products, which you totally should, but more importantly I also asks people to start speaking out when they see child neglect and abuse. I do not condone or ask anyone to be violent or aggressive towards another human. It’s also not our job to tell people how to become parents, but it’s everyone’s job to speak up and protect the innocent. If an adult spoke for me, my life could have been very different.

About Last Chance California

Terrified of becoming like his father, Wyatt Lewis, a disillusioned millennial, breaks up with his fiancée to pursue his childhood dream: a new start in Southern California.

Once in San Diego, Wyatt reunites with an old friend, Summer Harrison, while falling in love with the elusive and free-spirited, Leah Murphy. Summer and Leah show Wyatt a dazzling world dotted with lavish underground bars, blatant drug use, and overpriced cocktails. Surrounded by faux glamor and stuck in a ghastly corporate job, Wyatt’s escape turns into his worst nightmare.

Overworked, alone and filled with regret, the aspiring writer embarks on a self-destructive path that forces him to confront the violent past he fled to California to forget.

Last Chance California is released on December 21, 2021. The novel is available in paperback and on Kindle Unlimited. Buy the book here.

About Brian Price

Brian Price has worked in the marketing and communications industry for almost a decade. The Public Relations Society of America, the American Business Awards, and the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals are some of the organizations that have recognized his work.

But who really cares?

He certainly does not.

Fed up with shelves filled with memoirs of bureaucrats and snake oil entrepreneurs using novels as sales funnels, Brian wrote a true story and named it Last Chance California.

If he doesn’t read or write, Brian is probably playing with his rescue puppy, Bucky, or ranting against the government. Brian and his puppy still reside in his mother’s basement in southern New Jersey.

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