Whether it is zombies roaming the landscape in TV series and movies or the many websites dedicated to providing guidance when packing a zombie survival kit (earplugs drown out the moaning), zombies are in the news and here to stay. Melding humour, horror and lots of zombie action, All-Day Breakfast is an irreverent romp featuring a substitute-teacher-turned-
In All-Day Breakfast the zombies aren’t mindless brain-eating walking dead. They are parents, they are teachers, they are conflicted, they crave bacon and mayhem in equal measure, and above all they spend a fair bit of time pondering the nature of their zombiness, while desperately searching for a cure (all the while dealing with the fall-out of being a zombie, no small part being the unreliable and tenuous nature of the attachment of their limbs).
Widowed father and substitute teacher Peter Giller is willing to risk everything in his search for a cure – if it exists – to his horrifying condition. His race across the country in a stolen ambulance has him confronting pinstriped bureaucrats, affectionate farm-girls and monsters plucked from mythology. All-Day Breakfast will satisfy all appetites for the visceral, the violent and hilarious.
Adam Lewis Schroeder is the author of In the Fabled East (Amazone.ca Best Books of the Year), Empress of Asia and Kingdom of Monkeys: Stories, each a finalist for national or international fiction awards (Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book). Adam watched a lot of bad zombie movies growing up; All-Day Breakfast, is his first and best personal foray into the world of zombies. He lives in Penticton B.C. with his family and teaches creative writing at UBC Okanagan.