Meet Me at the RASCAL

By Harry Miller

This politically pornographic tale of the collapse of the American republic is an outrageously over-the-top reworking of a seventeenth-century Chinese account of a despicable family, transplanted into contemporary and near-future Baltimore. It narrates the descent into corruption of an elite East Coast family following the demise of its naive paterfamilias. As both plot and family unravel, examples of social malaise such as illiterate texting and technocratic feudalism proliferate, until familial and political rottenness merge together, and America is lost.


“Harry Miller set himself a formidable formal challenge in generating this coolly rushing river of a novel, but what comes across on the page is pure delirious inventiveness and narrative verve, suggesting he could well have kept unfurling this fractal forever without loss of resolution.”

—Daniel Levin Becker, author of Many Subtle Channels