Press Release! Coming January 16, 2012 Peter Christian Hall’s- “American Fever: A Tale of Romance & Pestilence”

by Red Haircrow

Praise for American Fever from TeleRead’s Court Merrigan:

“By far the best stab at the future of the novel I’ve seen … The story of a flu-obsessed blogger who predicts a flu pandemic and then records its ravages, 
Hall taps into a deep literary vein of paranoia … This novel-as-blog soon had me wiping down every surface in reach with disinfectant …
 You’re missing something if you miss American Fever.”

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Mr. Hall’s revolutionary novel, American Fever: A Tale of Romance & Pestilence (Arterial Witness, 2012) will be published on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 throughout the English-reading world and in Europe.
American Fever presents an East Village blogger’s view of an H5N1 avian flu pandemic that rocks America and unleashes national repression, even as his personal life explodes with promise.


A young libertarian flu fighter huddles at home in New York’s East Village, blogging about a devastating avian flu pandemic as he sells masks, gloves, and goggles over the Internet. An intriguing, vexing woman stalks him while he delves into the mysteries of influenza and serves up colorful commentary on the chaos swirling around—and within—his world.

“When ‘Count Blogula’ gets involved with some lively community flu activists, he collides with a government bent on controlling Americans as if they were viral intruders. With the U.S. staggering through a kind of national Katrina—Chinatown a smoky ruin, Atlanta evacuated, Houston blown up—he must fight both the system and the contagion to save his life and love.”

More about American Fever:

American Fever is presented in blog format, with live links furnished on its website and in ebook versions. The site contains a gallery of art contributed by creative souls around the world.

American Fever’s introduction will get you started. Then please send us your address or e-location and we’ll send a paperback or an ebook for your informed pleasure.

Author Bio:

Peter Christian Hall is a writer and filmmaker who was raised in upstate New York and now lives in New York City. He has written for Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the New York, and The Big Money and served as executive editor at Financial World.
Hall wrote, produced, and directed Delinquent, a feature film (with an original score from Gang of Four) that the Los Angeles Times called “a highly accomplished work [that] marks a stunning feature debut for writer-director Peter Hall, who never makes a false move as he builds suspense right from the start.”

Hall’s latest article, at, challenges the U.S. government’s efforts to suppress H5N1 avian flu-transmission research.



For more information, to post one of many potential excerpts from this blog novel, or to schedule an interview with Peter Christian Hall, please contact Patricia Gostyla at