The story hereafter is a trippy love novel - as in love your self. Just remember, no one has to die in a love story to make it a tragedy: it is the thoughts that die. They perish in time or the lack thereof. - Bryan W. Brickner is the author of The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999) and received his Ph.D. in political science from Purdue University in 1997. This is his first novel. He is currently a writer and activist in Chicago.