The New World, Same As It Ever Was – A Novel
Matt Valentine is a young Australian guy in Venice visiting long forgotten family after he finishes school. It’s all fun and games as he and his cousin take some girls to the Isola di San Michele, a cemetery island, for a drunken night of pranks and revelry. Then there is an explosion, the mood dampens and they all go home.
They will wake up in a world without any power. No television, no computers, no phones, no watches.
Matt’s parents are flying in to see him from France. But there are no longer any planes, a fact they find out mid-flight.
Matt sets off to find his parents, alive or dead, and finds that the new world is a lot harder to traverse than the old one. So does his pregnant gypsy girlfriend who sets off after him.
People hide from this new world, or finally decide to show their new selves within it. There will be blood, sacrifices, new leaders and killers all finding it easier to hide in a world with no tracking capabilities.
Matt will see the worst of the world and the worst in himself. But is any of it actually new?
A novel that looks at how society copes with change and how people make more changes.