Ever wonder if our species' development is guided by a greater intelligence? Or if your goofy-looking neighbor is really an alien on an assignment of global scale? How much soul should one be willing to swap for a little comfort? Who wants to trade for a baloney sandwich? Stan Davis ponders this and more throughout his day as a white laborer on an all-black crew in the Deep South. Shoved from the nest at 19, the bright but indolent son of luxury struggles to make his way in a world of country clubs, convenience stores, topless bars and trailer parks.
"How to Build a Skydeck" is a pre-Digital Age tale of black and white, rich and poor, pot-smoking aliens, angels and God. Despite the irreverent setting and blue-collar characters, this very human, deeply thoughtful and occasionally sarcastic tale will forever change how you think about the origin and destiny of humankind.
About the Author
David L. Bradley hails from a good family by way of an extended visit to the wrong side of the tracks. He knows his way around a construction site and considers his time spent there “a necessary evil.” He currently lives in Atlanta with his wife, two children, a dog, a cat, and a collection of antique hardcover books, none of which he has never read, saying he collects them for their smell. He enjoys grinding coffee, passing ludicrous judgments, and baking muffins.