“Stephen Colbert meets Stephen King” - Book Nerd’s Brain Candy Winner of the 2012 Laine Cunningham Award!
Withrow Surrett is more than just his neighborhood’s resident curmudgeon. He’s the self-declared vampire lord of North Carolina, a once-renowned painter, and he can make a mean batch of biscuits. After decades of pleasant solitude, Withrow finds himself on the board for his homeowner’s association and smack dab in the middle of a fairly small zombie apocalypse.
Across the state, Jennifer McCordy is a genius in a dead-end job. Stuck in a remote mountain town on the same night, Jennifer very quickly realizes that she’s the only person she can rely on to keep herself and her community safe when panic and paranoia set in.
When the dead rise, which will Withrow’s neighbors find worse: the monsters outside or the vampire who might be their only hope? When Jennifer takes matters in hand, will the people around her trust her competence or surrender to their own prejudices? And when they meet, will anything survive?
Perishables is a novel in three parts, telling the story of reclusive vampires, reluctant heroes, questionable potlucks, late-night electronics sales, retail hell, unexpected friendships, and post-apocalyptic recipes. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes deadly serious, and utterly original!