From rear cover: "It's the day after tomorrow in an America where Chevrolet Reagans (no one at the wheel) cruise the streets of free/dog cities (they keep the homeless down), where cannibalism is legal (in Colorado), and where Lydia Melmoth is a celebrity. Lydia is a death artist who has flatlined for fame and fortune in vast arenas and underground clubs. She died more times than anyone alive, then got out of the game before the gray rot turned her brain to bric-a-brac. But Lydia is a legend, and legends' lives (and deaths) are not their own. Her fans still worship her, her mother needs the money from the TV rights-so Lydia has agreed to end it all one more time in the big comeback that could be her last."