Recycling, once a gangly wide-eyed youth, all arms and legs, has grown up and now faces those pesky problems that come with adulthood, like making money. And the big garbage companies that once sneered at recycling, like Consolidated Scavenger, now want to take over.
In Wasted, a “green noir” mystery, Berkeley reporter Brian Hunter investigates the “recycling wars,” finds the body of his friend Doug crushed in an aluminum bale, and hunts down the murderer, all the while trying to win the heart of Barb, Doug’s former lover, now a suspect in his murder.
But Wasted is not just another trashy mystery. Set in the gritty and malodorous world of garbage and recycling, it explores rich and resonant themes of reinvention, transition, and discarding that which no longer serves us. Part mystery, part love triangle, part midlife crisis, and part political satire, Wasted asks the age-old question: How do I act with truth and integrity, make the world a better place, and still get laid?
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