“The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul” takes a brash, satiric, and cryptic look at the insanity of a future society where corporate advertising behaves like a ruthless king, creating its own laws in the acquisition of wealth.
In contrast, slacker extraordinaire Josef Meddleson lives happily with very little. Jif peanut butter and loose older women pretty much covers it. What about his soul, you ask? According to his beloved mystic guru teacher Hydria Reaves, there is no soul, silly!
He’s rather smug about not being a cog in the new kind of hyper-active, barbaric world of commercialism. But Josef is about to get sucked into the madness in ways he could never dream of.
Speaking of dreams, he’s been experiencing lurid waking nightmares of late. So often in fact, he’s afraid several screws are loosening. This and other grisly events are spinning his life out of control. The most startling has Founding Father Thomas Jefferson trying to hunt him down in an effort to pummel him to death. Has TJ somehow reanimated back to life, or has Josef truly lost his mind? Or both?
As life’s grim absurdities pile up like a three-day old Las Vegas buffet, and while battling the brutality of corporate advertising, it becomes clear to Josef he’s experiencing something new and profound that could be his soul. He’s now convinced dreaming and reality are two sides of the same nickel. Escaping Jefferson’s murderous advances, however, is priority one. It will be the most heroic thing he will ever accomplish… even if he’s not certain it’s really happening.
Coming to terms with his “soul” will have to wait a bit.