Everything Fails

 

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Praise for Everything Fails

"Everything Fails by T Van Santana is an outrageous, defiant, scandalous piece of work. This book outrages our complacency, defies our expectations, and the scandal is that there are not more books like this one. I can think of only two novels that have impressed me in this way: Imajica by Clive Barker, and Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delaney, yet Everything Fails is as different from those two books as they are from each other. T's unique voice is an intense combination of rawness and sophistication—and voice is the the perfect word to describe writing that is the sound of people speaking their own evocative language, telling their story with an honesty that challenges the reader."

Lin Tarczynski, author of My Favorite Martian Comics and creator of Geranium Lake Properties

 

"Engaging & skillfully crafted. I'm slowly consuming this masterpiece. It's a beautiful work of art."

HKB FiNN, director of Stash

 

"An intriguing read with just about ... everything: action, sex, humor, and horror ... from the viewpoint of a complex protagonist ... dealing with many issues: relationships, career, and self-revelation ... The postmodern treatment takes it outside genre writing, and I find the bravery of the author exciting. This isn't a safe write or read ... it is fun, but it will challenge your expectations ... a good literary novel engages you with the mind of the author, and Van Santana is someone whose mind is well worth the time."

Beau Vent, author of Sensenderfer: to the Moon! and Trump!: A Hamilton Parody

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Dedications

 

              For Jennifer Toone Taylor, who invited me to try.

              And for Ju, who showed me I already knew how.

 

 

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Also by T. Van Santana

 

AN AXE +2 GRIND

BEINGS OF AZZA-JONO

CRACKLING SILVER LIGHT

DA MI’SIPPI TET

THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT

THE DREAM REGISTER OF TVS

DREAMS 2

FLASHES

GAUCHO

HOGWASH!

INCORPOREAL

MONTEREY

TALES FROM A NINETIES JUNGLE

THE WEIGHT OF WORDS

 

The Secret of Secrets:

EVERYTHING FAILS: A SCIENCE FICTIONAL MEMOIR

THESE ARE THE THINGS I KNOW

THE GRAND STORY OF NOT

THE THIEVES OF ALL THAT YOU ARE

WE CAN NEVER GO BACK

LOVE IS WHAT YOU HAVE

BE A DARK HORSE!

THE STARS CALL US HOME

T VAN SANTANA & THE BLACK BOOK OF FEAR

UNTITLED

A GALAXY OF SUBMISSION

T VAN SANTANA & THE CODEX OF COHERENCE

SOMA

SOMA-2

 

Seven Worlds of Wizardry:

THE BLIZZARD OF COS

 

As editor

NEW AMERICANS (also contributing author)

TALES FROM AZZA-JONO (also contributing author)

TVS NANOFICTION ANNUAL 1

 

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1 | Does This Sound Familiar?

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2 | Three Worlds, Technically Four

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3 | Liberation

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4 | On Night Flights

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6 | The Old Crane, on Page Road

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7 | Wendy’s House

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8 | Three Dark Spots: The Plant

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9 | Three Dark Spots: The Burning Tower

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10 | Not How I Meant It

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11 | Heard Without Listening

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12 | All Over Again

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13 | Three Dark Spots: The Green Door

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14 | Midlife Chryses

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15 | Day 1—Old Clothes Made New

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16 | Day 2—Broke!

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17 | Day 2—That Night by Way of Tonight

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18 | Day 2—Between the Body and the Blade

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19 | Day 2—The Mulligan

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20 | Day 3—Wiped Clean

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21 | Day 3—Ripped Off

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22 | Day 3—Letters from Camp

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23 | Day 3—Dusk

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24 | Refrocked

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25 | Homecoming

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26 | Unmoored

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27 | Wendy’s Plot

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28 | In the Sun, Under the Moon

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29 | The Way Back

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30 | The Clown’s Head

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31 | The Men of Skin

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32 | Disguise the Limit

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33 | Ada’s Angel

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34 | Blinks

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35 | No Harm Done?

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36 | Blackwater

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37 | A Hole in the Boat

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38 | The Book

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39 | The Grail

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40 | Sick Body, Well Mind—Well Body, Sick Mind

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41 | What Happened to Ada

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42 | Heaven and Hell Are in the Head

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43 | Who the Fuck’s Karin?

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44 | A Glimpse of the End

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45 | This Isn’t Done

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47 | The Other Wendy

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48 | A Second Book for Me, A Second Chance for Plum

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49 | The Third Wendy

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50 | In the Loop of Winter

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51 | Everything Fails

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