Nick Antosca has been writing some of the most innovative yet accessible fiction in the small press world for years. His latest work THE OBESE (Lazy Fascist Press) is now available and shipping from Amazon. Click here to order and read more about the book and Antosca after the break:
“Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds-with obese people.
Nina Gilten works in the fashion industry. She retouches images for Redbook, Teen Vogue, Chic, Marie Claire, and Nylon. Her work involves shaving off hipbones, masking moles, and giving more sheen to the lusterless skin of supermodels. In other words, she makes people beautiful. But when a vengeful houseguest forwards Nina’s private correspondence with her boss to popular feminist blog Jezebel, Nina finds herself jobless and ostracized.
Then rabid obese people start rampaging on the streets of New York.
Thrown together with her ex-boyfriend Chris and his fiancé, the gorgeous Molly Sweet, Ferdinand (a male model with a fat fetish), Chantal (also a model), and Dora (the vengeful houseguest who destroyed her career), Nina must fend for her life in a world where the people she hates most are now trying to eat her.
Lazy Fascist Press is proud to present The Obese, a bloody satire about body image and America’s obesity epidemic, written by Shirley Jackson Award-winner Nick Antosca.
Also featuring the bonus story “Predator Bait.””
Nick Antosca is the author of the novels Midnight Picnic (winner of a 2009 Shirley Jackson Award) and Fires and the limited edition chapbook Rat Beast. He’s written for n+1, The Paris Review, The New York Sun, Nerve, The Daily Beast, and other places. He also writes for the MTV show Teen Wolf. He was born in New Orleans.