In this dark satire, a young man who escapes his hopelessly hayseed home town in Missouri is mistakenly labeled a terrorist and must survive a manhunt by government security agencies, while the President of an America in chaos and collapse perpetrates an end-of-the-world hoax, attempting to reclaim control and get himself re-elected.
John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and a bipolar humanist. He is author of eight novels, three non-fiction political books, and one creative non-fiction fantasy/travel/cookbook. Currently in development is a new novel set in Japan, another in Africa, and an American satire on the self-help crazes of the 80s and 90s.
Author Rachel has visited and lived in over thirty-three countries since leaving America August of 2006. He recently returned from two months in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Singapore. He is now somewhat rooted in a small traditional farming village in Japan near Osaka, where he proudly tends his small but promising vegetable garden and sets his non-existent watch by the thrice-daily ringing of Shinto temple bells at a local shrine.
You can follow his adventures and developing world view at: http://jdrachel.com.
"Scribo ergo sum."
"Satire at its best. The intertwining of Noah's adventures along with the
political atmosphere of the White House has an intriguing pull that
makes you just want to keep reading."
"John Rachel is not as famous as Tom Robbins and Hunter S. Thompson, but he deserves to be.
Outrageously gifted, with a wacky and ironic sense of humor, Blinders
Keepers is an unforgettable story of adventure, pathos and insanity.
"Fascinating to read. Packed to the hilt with similes, metaphors, humor, satire, insanity, cruelty, parody, sex, power, and the plain truth of our world
"John Rachel's Blinders Keepers is a tour de force centered on the fate of
a Missouri-born young man named Noah. He is just out of high school
and as the story begins he is about to head out to face the wicked world
pretty much on his own."
"I recommend this book to everyone. It's brilliant! A very good read and very well
written, kept my interest from beginning to end."
"A futuristic On the Road, it mimics Kerouac's cross-country adventures
while skewering everything from politics and terrorism to pop culture.
We get a bird's eye view of the lesser side of humanity and are relieved
we're not 20 anymore!"