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Author Andrew Armacost and his newest release The Poor Man’s Guide to Suicide
- Release Date: 10th of May 2014
- Genre: Dark Fiction – Contemporary Literature
- Publisher: Moonshine Cove Publishing
- Meet the Author: Amazon
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THE POOR MAN’S GUIDE TO SUICIDE, a slashing, terrifying, hilarious, explosive, misanthropic and lyrical black comedy about losing your will to live—and possibly getting it back.
Wesley Weimer, a twice-divorced prison guard and failed father of two, realizes that his life has grown lifeless. Child support payments suck him dry and so he’ll never finish that degree. Most of his free time is spent tending to his crippled mother or else writhing through painful visits with his children.
So with Christmas right around the corner, Wesley persuades a prisoner to strangle him for ten thousand dollars—this way, at least his kids can cash in on the life insurance. The only problem is, he doesn’t have ten thousand dollars…
THE POOR MAN’S GUIDE TO SUICIDE is a noir why-done-it that shoves a microscope into the guts of a bleak yet fascinating subculture while managing to throw a spiritual life-ring to a drowning demographic: non-custodial fathers.
About the Author
Andrew Armacost studied literature and writing in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh after serving in the U.S. Navy, during which time he worked at sea and overseas, with long-term assignments to both Afghanistan and Singapore. Formerly a Corrections Officer for the State of Indiana, Mr. Armacost has also resided in Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Japan and, most recently, California, where he currently lives with his family.