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Totally Killer (Paperback)

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Conspiracy and pop culture collide in 1991 New York in this dark debut from Greg Olear.

Taylor Schmidt--twenty-three, single, and jobless--arrives in the Big Apple desperate for work and hungry for love. Through the Quid Pro Quo Employment Agency she finds the perfect job and the perfect boyfriend . . . but perfection has its price.

Part thriller, part satire, part period piece, Totally Killer is a total page-turner.

About the Author


Greg Olearis the senior editor of the lit blog The Nervous Breakdown and the author of the novel Totally Killer. His work has appeared in therumpus.net, Babble.com, themillions.com, Chronogram, and Hudson Valley Magazine. A professor of creative writing at Manhattanville College, he lives with his family in New Paltz, New York.

Praise For…


“… this wacky tale of capitalist aspirations run way beyond amok…[is] a dark, hilarious, and original fable, well worth reading.”
-Chronogram (Hudson Valley)

“Greg Olear stands out as one of the few ‘New Voices’ in contemporary fiction whose writing actually deserves the moniker. The title doesn’t lie—Totally Killer truly is.”
-Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight

“Lock Ted Bundy, Franz Kafka, and Terry Southern in a room with a typewriter and they might produce something like Totally Killer...This darkly comic, beautifully written tale of conspiracy, sex and obsession in 1990s New York City deserves a wide audience.”
-Bruce DeSilva, Edgar-nominated author of Rogue Island

“Olear has created a veritable almanac of the 90s. Totally Killer is, well, totally killer. You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll weep. You may even find yourself humming Whitney Houston.”
-Jonathan Evison, author of All About Lulu

“Smart, unexpected, and wonderfully savage in its humor. Totally Killer nails, without mercy, the mood and minutiae of a weary America at the end of the 20th century. Olear’s characters are perfectly emblematic of their times.”
-Brad Listi, author of Attention. Deficit. Disorder.

“I totally loved Totally Killer. It’s American Psycho meets I Love the ’90s. It’s The Firm with an ironic, sexy twist. Flawless writing, funny, sweet, and thrilling, Totally Killer is a fast moving page-turner that had me hooked from the first page.”
-Colleen Curran, author of Whores on the Hill

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061735295
ISBN-10: 0061735299
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: September 29th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English