We Are Pirates is a brief novel in which a group of teenagers and an old man suffering from dementia set sale as pirates in San Francisco Bay. I felt it took a bit longer to get moving than The Basic Eight or Watch Your Mouth. However, about half way in, things start to pick up. The result is a perfect combination of absurdity and realism. Our pirate band sets out for the most outrageous undertakings, but the horror and the consequences of them are never ignored.
We Are Pirates will be available February 3.