Finder of lost kittens, fixer of potholes, I stride the sidewalks. I am a white American male of Scandinavian descent. I try to be a good citizen. I have all the money I will ever need. I go around seeing what I can do to help. I can lift an automobile if I have to. ... I can leap one hundred yards from a standstill, if necessary. I have the skills to build a robot. Deep down I am just a regular guy.
I am a giant. My name is AWESOME.
– From Jack Pendarvis' new novel, Awesome. He will be at Wordsmiths Books Fri., Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m., for the "Saving Bookstores is AWESOME!!! Night of AWESOME!!!!" fundraiser.