James Ellis Thomas’ debut publication, The Saturday Morning Car Wash Club, appeared in The New Yorker, followed by Triumph of The Southside Ladyjacks, his second piece for the magazine. The Last Days of Play Play, a novel, is his latest work.
Comedy in the hour of chaos. Meet Benji, an aspiring comic book writer. He jeopardizes his last week before college by injuring the town bully, a popular football player. Further threatening escape from his impoverished neighborhood is Benji's trainwreck of a mother. Enters a mysterious girl. Will Benji's pals, a ragtag band of street fighters known as The Jump Out Boys, swoop in and save the day?