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  • “Elise Valmorbida’s strange and timely novel is... most concerned to show how far people will go in a bid to run away from themselves, and how skilfully this desire is courted by corporations... luridly entertaining fiction” —Times Literary Supplement

    “Part mystery, part road-movie, The TV President offers a wholly original and blackly funny switchback ride.” —Charles Boyle

    “This self-contained satire, where intelligent devils have been surgically planted in every detail, deserves more readers.” —Reeling & Writhing, Austlit

    “Valmorbida has a writing style that draws you in to the many characters you come across on the journey, and you can’t help but think that something like this could really happen. That feeling of reality in part must stem from the author’s research, during which she went on a road trip from Dallas to Detroit with a friend.” —Angel Magazine

    In a re-enactment of the 1963 Dallas motorcade for a reality TV show, one JFK lookalike is killed and another injured. The unhinged widow and the wounded survivor, both disguised in black burqahs, drive from Dallas to Detroit in a gold SUV to hear a murderer’s confession.

    Tune in to The Big Dealey, a betting show with a line-up of colourful assassination suspects. Watch as colossal brands, religious forces and infotainment wreak havoc with the truth. Race towards HyperFriday, when gamers, viewers and voters are promised the greatest election ever seen. Part mystery, part road-movie, this novel offers a wholly original and blackly funny switchback ride.

    Published by award-winning guerrilla publisher CB Editions, The TV President was launched at Waterstone’s Piccadilly in October 2008. 

    © 2017 Elise Valmorbida