The Repossession Mambo
2009. A paperback copy in fine, unmarked condition.
The Repossession Mambo is set in a near future when people live long lives, rarely dying of old age. There's big money to be made in the 'artiforg' business - the buying and selling of artificial organs that promise to prolong life. Companies are only too happy to extend credit to anyone with the proper financial means. But buyer beware: if you fall too far behind in your payments you just may find yourself visited by the Repo Man. Remy, our narrator, is just such a man - making his living reclaiming organs from debtors who can no longer afford them. With five marriages and five divorces behind him, his life is his business and his business is to take life. And business is good until one day Remy finds himself being hunted by the same people he once worked with. Now he is holed up in a deserted building (that he soon discovers is not completely deserted), writing his story on a beat-up typewriter in the hopes of getting it all down on paper before the Repo Man shows up to collect on his debts. And what a story it is...