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Deran Ludd Reading From His Novel “No Aloha”

The reading is from 1999 and the video is from 2012. Videographic help from KF.


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No Aloha Trailer Reaches 1,000 Views!

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My Favorite Review Of The Paperback Edition Of No Aloha

Frigate: The Transverse Review of Books, Issue # 1, (reprinted from Race Traitor, # 11)

Frigatezine, issue # 1

No Future

review by Beth Henson

No Aloha: The Friendly Happy Music of the Past
by Deran Ludd
Semiotext(e)/Smart Art Press, Native Agents Series, 1999

“In the ruined city of Denver, four teenagers armed with daggers scrounge and steal, squatting in abandoned buildings. They scramble through broken windows to board the few surviving metrotrains (the conductors of which shoot at the mass of would-be passengers). The teenagers rob anyone with anything left to take, ripping the clothes from other children, stomping on the weak and infirm. They share cigarette butts and roaches and quarrel over food. They argue about which smells worse, burnt plastic or dead flesh.”

Frigatezine, issue # 1

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Music from No Aloha (The Friendly Happy Music Of The Past)

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass was the music that first sent me down the road of The Friendly Happy Music Of The Past.

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No Aloha (The Friendly Happy Music Of The Past)

“In a makeshift family of necessity and love, four kids fight and rob their way across civil war ravaged Denver, Colorado. At the end of the 20th century the United States has collapsed under the crushing weight of bloody Christian extremism and the rapacious free markets. As the UN abandons efforts to stabilize the former United States, the four kids desperately push on through the ruined cityscape toward a twilight mirage of the American Dream.”

No Aloha is a dark tale of misadventure, with a fiery center of woe.

(c) 2010, revised and updated digital edition, Deran Ludd
(c) 1999, original print edition, Deran Ludd, Semiotext(e)

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