Welcome to the web site for Self Affirmation For The Dead, a novel by Iain H. McLean and Robert Eisner.
The book is complete at 90,000 words and is available for representation / publishing.
An inexorable odyssey into the American psyche in the Mojave Desert.
Self Affirmation For The Dead focuses on Robert Eisner, a once sagacious television producer, who finds himself stranded and a felon in the Mojave Desert after a rash decision during a journey from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Events are compounded with Robert going cold turkey from anti-depressants, fighting withdrawal effects as well as his predicament. Facets of Robert’s world weave together in counterpoint. Told from multiple view points at different times, Barstow explores how Robert deals with being stranded in the desert while struggling to remain sane.
Self Affirmation For The Dead explores the world where fiction and reality combine in a mixture of hardboiled writing and gonzo journalism techniques taking styling cues from Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski and Kurt Vonnegut.