Easter City

      iancrooks
Easter City

A beggar child dreams his future and copes with the staggering realization that he will relive the same life over and over again.A beggar child dreams his future and copes with the staggering realization that he will relive the same life over and over again. Beggar kids suffer in the cesspool that is Main Street so when Nip and Joq find a bar that sits outside of time they think they have found providence. However, Nip sleeps—he dreams the future; their paradise will be lost in two days; he and Joq will be pushed to the seat of death. Nip fights fate until Joq hatches a plan that is too tempting to resist—a plan that will set them in the heart of Nip’s dream—a plan that will end in blood. “Rebel, if you so desire.” Frowned Mr. Denmark. “You will live this life again, forever.”Easter City is the first of five planned parts of Some Day or Night, an edgy supernatural thriller f by American novelist Ian Crooks. It was first published to Amazon Kindle on 21 January 2016. Easter City is set on Main Street, a lawless street reminiscent of Las Vegas. On Main Street the only season is winter and the sky is ever overcast.Main Street is a city of vices. Since there is no apparent law enforcement, murder and rape is all too common. Main Street is split on a jagged line of social stratification: the wealthy and beggars. Those who are wealthy are known as Wealthy Devils amongst beggar children and walk Main Street with impunity from the law; murder, escorts and illegal gambling are commonplace. Beggar children, dubbed Cochon by Wealthy Devils, are considered less-than-human. Easter City is told from the POV of Nip, a Cochon on Main Street. Nip has had premonitions of the future in his dreams for as long as he can remember, though they reveal details necessary to his immediate survival. For instance he dreams of where his next meal will come from. However this changes when he dreams of a boy who looks like him. In the following days he meets the boy, Joq, and they hatch a plan to steal from the Wealthy Devils.

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