Damen Warner is the front man for a metalcore band who has hit the skids. Hard. His record label dropped him, his manager has gone missing and now his agent won’t return his calls. He is broke and homeless, and his career is deader than rock and roll.

And worse—he’s thirty.

In a last-ditch effort to revive his career, Damen returns to Chicago on the promise of playing Lollapalooza and his life quickly spirals into a vortex of sex, drugs, rock and roll, colorful language, explicit content and poor taste.

Antagonizing everyone in his path, Damen struggles to reinvent himself and to come to terms with his estranged family as he plummets face first to rock bottom.

Subversive, sardonic, brilliantly painted and deeply fascinating—Damen’s story is “fun” in the way carnival rides are fun: erratic, brightly colored and constructed by itinerants of negotiable character.

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