Voltaire's most famous literary creation, Candide, is now rebooted for 21st-century America. The globe-trotting misadventures of American Candide and his wingnut tutor, Dr. Pangloss, his totally hot BBW Cunegonde plus sundry suicide bombers, illuminati global warmers, insurance cults, sex-crazed illegal aliens and even the Senate Sub-Committee on Homeland Furnishings provides sufficient belly laughs to make exile, destitution, rape, murder and torture into something that happens to other, mostly foreign people, thank God. From the jungle slums of darkest Africa to the lily-white McMansions of American suburbia, the human condition wreaks havoc upon Candide and his friends as they search for an American Dream being held against its will in an undisclosed location. College-boy sissies will call it a Juvenalian satire upon America's penchant for mindless optimism and casual racism but Candide says it's really 'rage against the rage, Voltaire-dude!'
Reviews"American Candide makes fun of modern culture's obsession with money and the calamities politics get us into. At the same time, it reminds us that too often US citizens sanction their actions and values with the over repeated attitude of Americans' 'superiority.'" —John Tamarri, Pop Matters
Author BiographyMahendra Singh is an author, illustrator and editor who has worked on a variety of SF, humor, children's and literary titles. His most recent solo project was a graphic novel version of Lewis Carroll's Hunting of the Snark. He also edits the Knight Letter, the journal of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. In his spare time he promotes atheism by distributing blank pamphlets on the subway. He lives in Montreal.