Love in the Days of Covid-20

by Todd Daley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2022

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781665551670
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781665551687
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781665551694

About the Book

A virulent form of the corona virus has swept through the world – killing billions of people in 2026. Basic governmental services, such as police, fire, sanitation, and mail, no longer exist, There’s no electricity or telephone service, and no internet. Basically, the world had regressed to 19th century technology. To deal with the prevailing anarchy, the two protagonists, Hal and Nancy, buy a 22-caliper pistol. With practice, Nancy becomes an accurate shooter. Her skill saves their lives during a melee at a St. George market. However, Hal realizes they’ve made deadly enemies. There are pleasant diversions in Elm Park. A red-haired dwarf and his dancing black bear, Bubba, entertain the folks. The old technology of the telegraph has been revived and Hal gets a job delivering telegrams by bicycle. An avid notebook keeper, Hal has recorded science, history, and philosophy in his marble note-books. Anxious to inculcate basic knowledge, and democratic values to the youngsters of the neighborhood, Hal launches his “Unstructured School.” The book is filled with colorful characters – Freddy, the wide smiler, Hank, the terse talker, Billy and his invisible friend, Blanche the femme fatale, Jake, the turtle man, Thor Thorpson, the ex-boxer, and Stan Staller, the soapbox preacher.

About the Author

The author grew up on Staten Island – earning a B S and an M A from CCNY, an MAT from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD from New York University. He taught science, physics and mathematics many years in the high school and college levels. As a teacher, he tried to make abstract principles concrete by connecting them to everyday life. Ideally, the student should come away with essential information and the ability to solve problems, think rationally, and act ethically. The author has written the following nonfiction books: Apples and Oranges, Mathematical Concepts , and A Brief Guide to Philosophy. His novels include: 1950s-1960s Fable, 1960s-1970s Fable, The Mariners Harbor Messiah, Blue Collar Folks, The Pulaski Prowler, and Love in the Days of Covid-20.