The End As I Know It: A Novel of Millenial Anxiety (Paperback)
An edgy, hilarious novel about one man's attempt to alert his friends to the catastrophe sure to arrive on the eve of Y2K.
It's 1998. Randall, a twenty-five-year-old children's singer and puppeteer, has discovered the clock is ticking toward a worldwide technological cataclysm. But he may be able to save his loved ones-if he can convince them to prepare for the looming threat. That's why he's quit his job, moved into his car, and set out to sound the alarm. The End As I Know It follows Randall on his poignant and funny coast-to-coast Cassandra tour.
About the Author
Kevin Shay's humor writing has appeared in print and online in McSweeney's, eCompany Now, Salon, Modern Humorist, and the anthology 101 Damnations. He was the online editor of McSweeney's in 2000 and 2001 and recently co-edited Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans, a collection of humor pieces from the site. He lives in New York.
Praise for The End As I Know It: A Novel of Millenial Anxiety…
“Shay takes The End as I Know It into sublimely multilayered directions.” —Los Angeles Times“[The End As I Know It] provides readers with one picaresque, laugh-out-loud funny scene after another. . . . Shay's end-is-nigh novel successfully targets not just the funny bone, but the darkness of the human heart.” —The Boston Globe“Shay endows his main character . . . with the sharp wit one would expect from a McSweeney's alum.” —San Francisco Chronicle“That Randall is charming and appealing even as he alienates everyone he loves is a testament to Shay's light and witty touch with his nutty hero. . . . Shay is a first novelist not to be dismissed.” —USA Today