#LiteraryFiction: Suicide in Tiny Increments
by Riya Anne Polcastro
(Salem, Oregon, United States)
The smartest decision Daniel Long ever made was to take a hit out on his own life.
Too scared to kill himself but also too scared to live, he is a sad, pathetic man; a miserable martyr of depression A year after he was dumped by his self-centered alcoholic girlfriend, he still wallows in the hole she left behind. And, except for the cubicle that he spends forty hours a week in, Daniel rarely leaves the bare white walls that make up his apartment. Trapped in his self-made ennui, his only escape is to hire a hitman.
But when one of his few friends kills herself Daniel realizes the error of his ways. He tries to cancel the hit but in the process he offends his contracted killer. Now his impending death is personal and his life is about to get more exciting than he ever could have imagined.
Suicide in Tiny Increments is edgy and morbid in the most hilarious ways. It pushes the limits of dark literary fiction with its delicious black humor, making his tragically funny novel the perfect satire of the summer.