by Josh Wagner
cover by Colin G. Wright
published by Asymmetrical Press
“Wagner’s book is beautifully written, and true, and filled with serious tenderness… You can see the words of certain passages scrawled in a notebook before they’ve been transcribed. It’s the sort of writing that can only come from experience, given to us raw and unfiltered with a charm that requires only a little prodding to fall for.” -Molly Laich, Missoula Independent
The world’s first pregnant virgin in over 2000 years lives in Missoula, Montana. Her nomadic best friend is wallowing in the fallout of a disastrous Las Vegas love affair when she asks him to come back home for the miraculous birth. Now he has no choice but to return once again to the one town he can’t ever seem to stay away from for long. Smashing Laptops is a romance with wanderlust among a community of guerrilla artists, gnostic magicians, and fly-fishing fanatics peering over the edge of the millennium, as rotary phones and telephone poles slowly disintegrate into the 21st century.
“A tumbling, unpredictable and hilarious guide for anyone seeking the way back home again.” —David Allan Cates; Author of X out of Wonderland and Freeman Walker