In this prescient, dark comedy, first published in 2007, the USA has transformed into a dystopian, corporate nation or corpornation. Sub-divided in 2020 by a great, brick wall into the rthern Bluefish and southern Redfish States, AmericA, Inc. is run by a ruthless egomaniac, Travis T. Bash, CEO. Perpetually at war, governed by a radical oligarchy, riddled by corrupt lobbyists and a banal popular culture, Bash drafts Bob, a poor Yale poet, to communicate and transform AmericA, Inc.'s corporate culture. Bob's job is to re-brand and sell the vulgar, bewildering and corrupt culture of this brutal corporate nation to increase share value. Nothing is sacred in corporate America or American culture in this Great American Dystopian Novel about a corpornation gone berserk in its relentless pursuit of profit. AmericA, Inc. rings true in a witty, merciless lampoon of GW Bush's Cabinet as a dead-on prophecy of the antisocial, public policy of Donald Trump and his top advisers. In AmericA, Inc. Lentz extends the literary bloodline of the rich satiric voices in the genre of William Gaddis, Kurt Vonnegut, Joseph Heller, George Orwell, Voltaire, Laurence Sterne and Jonathan Swift. A major writer. - Terry Richard Bazes, Goldsmith's Return The satire that infuses 'AmericA, Inc.' is barbed with witticisms worthy of the greats - luminaries in the field of political shaming. Luminaries like Voltaire and Sterne. - Gary W. Anderson, Best of All Possible Worlds, Animal Magnet Lentz will go down in history as a great writer whose work will transcend time and assuredly reshape public discourse. Through his august body of work he constantly strives to reshape dialogue on what constitutes great literature while hammering his own work like the artist he is forever pounding at the forge of public opinion and the fierce heat of his incredibly rich mind. While he has learned well from the works of literary geniuses, he also captures so well the existential futility found in dark classics like Kafka's 'The Trial' and Camus' 'The Stranger.' - Goodreads, Shaun P. Kenney, Tucson
Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, David B. Lentz graduated from Bates College and is a member of the 2016 Yale Writers' Conference, the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, the Center for Fiction in New York and the Royal Society of Literature in London. Lentz has published seven literary novels: The Fine Art of Grace, For the Beauty of the Earth, AmericA, Inc., Bloomsday: The Bostoniad, Bourbon Street, The Day Trader and The Silver King. Old Greenwich Odes are pixelated depictions of quotidian life in a small town in Connecticut on Long Island Sound. In Sonnets from New England: Love Songs and Sonnets on the Common Man: New Hampshire Verse he innovates with a seven-beat, iambic heptameter and introduces new sonnet sequences. He adapted from his novel, Bloomsday: The Bostoniad - written as an American sequel to James Joyce's Ulysses - a stage play entitled Bloomsday: A Tragicomedy and has also tailored for the stage his novel, AmericA, Inc. Novel Criticism offers an innovative approach in the critique of literary fiction. Essential Lentz is a compendium of his collected literary works. He has served Bates College as an Alumnus-in-Admissions, Stamford-Greenwich Literacy Volunteers of America, Healing the Children Northeast (Board), Midnight Run for New York City Homeless, Hurricane Katrina JazzAid: New Orleans (Founder), Hope + Heroes Children's Cancer Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation for Children's Cancer Research and as a Volunteer in St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero. He resides with his family in Greenwich, CT.