Meet Jim Haskin. He's forty years old. He's worth around thirty-five million. He runs his own San Francisco ad firm, American Weather. AmWe's image is green and forward-looking: if your product is upcycled, or hydro or vegan, they'll make you an ad. However, behind the scenes, Jim supports the old captains of American industry: bleach, beer, guns.
One day Jim is asked to come up with something extra-special. The scheme he devises brings together a Death Row inmate, pay-per-view television, and most of America's largest corporations.
Everything is set for it to be his greatest achievement yet.
Charles McLeod's fiction has appeared in publications including Conjunctions, DOSSIER, Five Chapters, The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and on Salon. A Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, he has also received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and San Jose State University, where he was a Steinbeck Fellow.