"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"
While the Devil Waits by Jackson Meeks
Unemployed and stuck caring for his invalid mother, Jackson Meeks’ unnamed protagonist is just biding his time. When a childhood friend named Travis asks him to help rob a fast food restaurant, he agrees—not because he’s interested in making money but because he hopes that the inertia of his life will finally be broken.
As the robbery goes terribly wrong, the nameless protagonist ushers readers into a nightmare journey on the lam. From the streets of Harlem to the small towns of West Virginia, While the Devil Waits presents a nihilistic view of America and humanity.