Author Pens Provocative Tale on the Fading American Dream

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In his just released novel, "What Price America?", author Michael Wheary takes an unflinching look at the nation's divisive culture and the price that is paid for the American Dream.

Can the price for a better life sometimes be too high? First-time author Michael Wheary examines this soul-searching question in his intricately woven sociopolitical novel, "What Price America?"

Set in a recession ravaged Los Angeles of the near future, life's obsessions and absurdities are explored by a diverse cast of characters whose destinies converge at a festival where a disabled vet plans to assassinate the President. Humanity's strengths and frailties are juxtaposed with themes from today's times in a slice of life story that will continuously delight and confound the reader.

The author has combined five decades of travel across the nation with his unconventional insight of American culture to craft a cynical, yet optimistic portrayal of near-future society from the viewpoints of modern day Americana.

Politically incorrect and satirically amusing, this thought-provoking tale will resonate with anyone concerned about the state of America today.

About the Author:

An unconventional thinker and political enthusiast, Michael Wheary has lived in nearly every region of America, from the snow swept vistas of Alaska to the sun kissed beaches of Florida. Through his travels across the nation over the past five decades, he has met people from all walks of life that served as the inspiration for this book. He envisaged this novel because serious sociopolitical issues threaten this nation and it’s time people put aside their differences and forge the society intended by our founders. Currently residing in Florida, Michael works as a freelance artist and writer while continuing his quest for . . . the answer.

What Price America?
by Michael Wheary

Published by Calypso Concepts
December, 2011

ISBN: Print: 978-0-9840158-0-1
ePub: 978-0-9840158-2-5
Kindle: 978-0-9840158-1-8

Price: $19.95 (softcover) $2.99 (e-book)
Available through and Barnes &


To contact the author or obtain a review copy please email your request to: mdwheary(at)whatpriceamerica(dot)com


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