Totally Losing Face and Other Stories
Someone has unleashed a genetically modified version of the common cane toad (bufo marinus) into the wilds of the Australian outback. The newly created species, dubbed GoMo BoMo (Genetically Modified Bufo Marinus), is ravaging Australian wildlife and attacking people, while a large U.S. conglomerate tries to keep the mistake under wraps. Before GoMo BoMo goes global, two friends must piece together the clues and get to the bottom of perhaps the biggest scientific cock-up to date!
GoMo BoMo is just one of 20 tantalizing tales in Hillel Groovatti's new book of short fiction entitled Totally Losing Face and Other Stories. Groovatti enlivens his captivatingly original stories with a wide-range of intriguing characters, diverse locations, dark humor, and a dash of sci-fi.
Meet best friends Kyle and Chris whose hangover Sunday is invaded by a pear-shaped alien trapped on their kitchen table. Visit a famous Amsterdam museum with a group of New Yorkers as they accidentally wander into a one-man sex show. Learn the secrets of Chinese cooking from a culinary expert. Fly to Japan, the hard way. Venture to Taiwan and discover what it's like to totally lose face. And brace yourself for one wild, off the hook, crazy ride!
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With twenty outrageous stories spanning everything from the bizarre to the unbelievable, Totally Losing Face and Other Stories is one off-beat collection of fiction that plunges the reader on a wild roller coaster ride and continuously delivers from beginning to end.
Hillel Groovatti - Author of Totally Losing Face and Other Stories
When an alien shaped like a pear suddenly appears on Chris's kitchen table, Chris and his college roommate are forced to use all their creative juices to do battle with the strange creature and protect their humble apartment.
Based in the future, GoMo BoMo is a cautionary tale of science gone awry. Set in Australia and the USA, a corporate conglomerate attempts to genetically splice a chicken and a toad to speed up the life cycle and fertility of chickens. When live samples mysteriously go missing, two friends must track down the clues and bring the issue to the attention of the public. Even if it means bringing down their own company.
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