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The Mausoleum Carousel

Zachary Taylor

Published
ISBN : 9781493668533
Paperback
360 pages
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In an age when the American Dream requires reckless Consumerism just to keep up with the Joneses, Zachary Taylor provides a glimpse into one familys struggle to realize that along with such modern frivolousness comes a moral and emotional debt thatMoreIn an age when the American Dream requires reckless Consumerism just to keep up with the Joneses, Zachary Taylor provides a glimpse into one familys struggle to realize that along with such modern frivolousness comes a moral and emotional debt that cannot be mortgaged for a second, third, or fourth time. Taylors collective protagonist is the Koolidge family-Kalvin Sr, Linda, John, and Kalvin Jr-and one day, their life in the suburbs, their mausoleum carousel, begins to spin out of control. Kalvin Sr is a failed aeronautics engineer working a manual labor job in which he is grossly overqualified. Linda is a pianist whose song was silenced by the demands of homemaking. John is a fortunate son whose high school career served as the catalyst for his teenage wrecking ball of a libido. And Kalvin Jr is the sensitive photographer whose creativity has been stifled by his familys indifference to his art. These conflicts eventually give way to a heartbreaking conclusion that will force any reader to reconsider their role in 21st century America and ponder the question: is the American Dream worth it?