Author: Richard Kadrey
What is life like when you were never supposed to be born but society lets you live anyway, registered a loser while still in the womb? Your life is terminal low-res, the cheap chrome peeling off a stolen Saturday Night Special. And since you'll never be "normal," you and your only friends, other Vodka-Plus-swilling, Sky Saw-sniffing losers like yourself, are so rejected that you're not even considered human but Da Jui: "hungry ghosts." Moving through the neon-wrapped, scorching-hot wasteland that is future L.A., you hunt for the great escape, the drug known as Accelerate, and the secret that lies beyond it...