Stephen Measure is an author of unconventional satires and strange stories.
But it doesn't take long for the contestants to start digging up dirt of their own and throwing it back at him—literally, in the case of billionaire candidate Ronald Chump when he's challenged to dig his own moat along the Mexican border. To make matters worse, Bryan's producer pressures him to be nicer to the candidates, and his former crush, now an experienced political correspondent, shows up—and shows him up at every turn.
When a cheating scandal rocks the show, Bryan suspects it's just the tip of a very ugly and underhanded iceberg. Will exposing the plot to wreck the most hysterical—er, historic—election of all time cost him everything? Or lead to a reward like nothing he’s ever imagined?
With a keen eye on the evolving roles of social media and pop culture in shaping public opinion today, Craft’s fast-paced, sharply-honed narrative paints a humorous picture at the horrifying specter of modern American politics.
From the author of the popular Dark Moonlighting series:
Abraham Lincoln once said, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
Senator Nick Bennett believes that it should not stand. Disgusted with partisan
politics, Nick calls for America to be split up by political ideology. The idea
of living in separate utopias is wildly popular with Americans. The blue states
form the Progressive States of America and the red states create the United
States of Ronald Reagan. The two new governments are free to address foreign
relations, economic policies and social laws without the interference of an
While the P.S.A. thrives, the U.S.R.R. is crippled by
the inanity of its conservative ideology. A generation of its citizens receives
a terrible education and loses the right to privacy. Many are killed either by
an abhorrent health care system or the preemptive wars their government starts.
The dreadful conditions inside the U.S.R.R. enrage the conservative citizens.
Revolution seems inevitable, and the conflict threatens to engulf the liberal
country as well.
Abraham Lincoln's Lie contains political and social
satire and is intended for a liberal audience. The novel takes a humorous look
at how fiercely debated ideas could actually be implemented by the two
Keywords: civil rights, dystopian, liberal, dark comedy, humor, satire, American