Adrian Todd Zuniga


Collision Theory

By Adrian Todd Zuniga

Thomas Mullen is struggling. Everything for him feels at risk, spiked with threat, since he witnessed a woman jump to her death fifteen months ago. Now there are the pleading calls from his parents to come home, please come home. But it is not until his best friend shows up unannounced that Thomas is awakened. He soon finds himself on an unpredictable journey in which he is forced to confront difficult truths: girlfriends leave, mother's fall ill, and attempts to deny pain will ultimately fail.

A dazzling debut from Literary Death Match creator Adrian Todd Zuniga, Collision Theory is a headlong and heartaching modern masterwork. It's suddenness, unexpectedness, humor, and humanity make for an unforgettable read.

Praise for Collision Theory

“Collision Theory is hard book to categorize—part ghost story, part slacker comedy, part grief chronicle—but an easy one to enjoy. Adrian Todd Zuniga’s first novel is creepy, funny, and full of dark surprises.”

Tom Perrotta, best-selling author of The Leftovers, Little Children and Election

“Adrian Todd Zuniga has written sensitive and offbeat debut novel that veers between the absurdities specific to being a young man finding his way in a confusing world and the gut punches that every person with a sick or dying parent will recognize as universal. Fast paced and filled with surprises, I loved it."

Michael Ian Black, comedian, actor (The State; Wet Hot American Summer) and author of 11 books, including the best seller, A Child’s First Book of Trump

"Adrian Todd Zuniga is a brilliant human, a huge book nerd, and, I'm pleased to report, a wonderfully talented writer. A great storyteller onstage and off, he's finally given us a novel. Beautiful, funny, and weird, it's a damn good read."

Sara Benincasa, author of Agorafabulous!

"Fast-paced, intense, and emotional, Zuniga delivers a breakneck debut."

J. Ryan Stradal, author of New York Times bestseller, Kitchens of the Great Midwest

About Adrian Todd Zuniga

Adrian Todd Zuniga is the author of the debut novel, Collision Theory (Rare Bird Books, 2018), a Foreword Indies Finalist for Fiction and a St. Louis Post-Dispatch best seller. He's the host/creator/CCO of Literary Death Match (now featured in over 60 cities worldwide) and host of LDM Book Report on YouTube. A WGA Award-nominated screenwriter, he co-wrote Madden NFL 18’s interactive movie LONGSHOT and the sequel LONGSHOT: Homecoming (EA Sports). His short fiction has been featured in Gopher Illustrated and Stymie, and online at Lost Magazine and McSweeney’s. He lives in Los Angeles.


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