In Coyote Fork, British journalist Robert Lovelace travels to California to report on the social media giant, Global Village. He’s horrified by what he finds: a company—guided by the ruthless vision of its founder, Evan Bone—that seems to be making journalism itself redundant. When he decides to abandon the project and return home, he has a disconcerting encounter that sends him off on an increasingly fraught and dangerous mission. The aim: to uncover the murky truth about Evan Bone’s past and his pathological disregard for the human cost of the behemoth he has created.
The investigation takes him from San Francisco to a small college town in the Midwest, to the site of a former hippie commune in northern California, introducing us to a range of vivid characters, and confronting us with the price we pay for living in an “interconnected” world.
A timely, stylishly written, and brilliantly conceived metaphysical thriller, Coyote Fork carries us on an unforgettable journey, before bringing us face to face with the darkness at the heart of Silicon Valley itself.
Tara Isabella Burton, author of Social Creature, hails Coyote Fork as “a slickly effective, tightly-written neo-noir that successfully reimagines that genre’s fatalist vision of human depravity into the no less cynical era of social media: in which, as in the noir classics of old, nobody—not the protagonist gumshoe, not the ostensible femme fatale, not the idealists—comes out unscathed.”