SLAM is a bright and acerbic depiction of the slacker culture of Texas, a testament to a lost and found generation. Dave stepped out of Bastrop Federal Prison and into the home of one Margueritte Johnson, aka the Old Lady. The Old Lady passed on and left behind her house and twenty-three cats. The cats need a caretaker, and can pay generously for the service. Dave will be that caretaker, or so he thinks, but there are others with an eye on the Johnson estate. Soon Dave is caught up in a whirlwind of anarchists, golddiggers, skateboard punks, lawyers, hackers and arsonists, a population of dropouts and misfits who will do anything to avoid doing anything. AUTHORBIO: LEWIS SHINER is the award-winning author of five novels, most recently Say Goodbye, The Laurie Moss Story. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.