The First Edition of Ryan Bartek’s autobiographical memoir “Anticlimax Leviathan” has been released worldwide, November 15th, 2016.
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Detroit writer/musician R. Bartek – best known for road books “The Big Shiny Prison” & “Fortress Europe”– again returns with his finest offering to date: “Anticlimax Leviathan”.
“Anticlimax Leviathan” is a massive departure from Bartek’s previous works & purely autobiographical. Like many of the Great Depression/Beat Generation writers, Bartek uses Anticlimax Leviathan to shine a spotlight on the alienation, confusion & hopelessness that defines modern America.
It is the story of a strange young man reaching adulthood in Detroit. A blue collar worker for the auto industry, our young Anti-Hero has big dreams. Breaking into journalism, he becomes a member of the press, a taxi driver, music promoter & underground filmmaker before hitting the road as a traveling journalist.
Swallowed by traumatic romance, he ends up on the West Coast a haunted drifter. Ending up homeless in Seattle he lustfully embraces it, living out his own bizarre punk rock romance novel in the process.
Along the way he meets a legion of “Street Crazies” whom unite to form a global movement called “Free Therapy.” They build a new world from the ashes of their lives, all which leads to a massive road saga through America & Europe — climaxing with the Occupy encampments of 2011.
Brimming with adventures alongside the misfit characters of his earlier writings – as well as cameos by a staggering list of celebrities, metal gods & punk legends – “Anticlimax Leviathan” is the apex of R. Bartek’s canon.