Totally Killer (Paperback)

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Conspiracy and pop culture collide in 1991 New York in this dark debut from Greg Olear.

Taylor Schmidt twenty-three, single, and jobless arrives in the Big Apple desperate for work and hungry for love. Through the Quid Pro Quo Employment Agency she finds the perfect job and the perfect boyfriend . . . but perfection has its price.

Part thriller, part satire, part period piece, Totally Killer is a total page-turner.

Praise For…

“… this wacky tale of capitalist aspirations run way beyond amok…[is] a dark, hilarious, and original fable, well worth reading.”
-Chronogram (Hudson Valley)

“Greg Olear stands out as one of the few ‘New Voices’ in contemporary fiction whose writing actually deserves the moniker. The title doesn’t lie—Totally Killer truly is.”
-Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight

“Lock Ted Bundy, Franz Kafka, and Terry Southern in a room with a typewriter and they might produce something like Totally Killer...This darkly comic, beautifully written tale of conspiracy, sex and obsession in 1990s New York City deserves a wide audience.”
-Bruce DeSilva, Edgar-nominated author of Rogue Island

“Olear has created a veritable almanac of the 90s. Totally Killer is, well, totally killer. You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll weep. You may even find yourself humming Whitney Houston.”
-Jonathan Evison, author of All About Lulu

“Smart, unexpected, and wonderfully savage in its humor. Totally Killer nails, without mercy, the mood and minutiae of a weary America at the end of the 20th century. Olear’s characters are perfectly emblematic of their times.”
-Brad Listi, author of Attention. Deficit. Disorder.

“I totally loved Totally Killer. It’s American Psycho meets I Love the ’90s. It’s The Firm with an ironic, sexy twist. Flawless writing, funny, sweet, and thrilling, Totally Killer is a fast moving page-turner that had me hooked from the first page.”
-Colleen Curran, author of Whores on the Hill

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061735295
ISBN-10: 0061735299
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: September 29th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English