"Billy Jones and his dad have a score to settle. Up in Chicago, Billy drowns his past in Booze. In South Carolina, his father saddles up for a drive to reclaim him. Caught in this perfect storm is a ragged assortment of savants: shape-shifting doctor, despairingly bisexual bombshell, tiara-crowned trumpeter, zombie senator. A stampede is coming for them all, and it's carrying the weight of America's forgotten revolutionary heritage." - from back cover.