By Alex Kudera
Fight for Your Long Day is a day-in-the-life satire that follows the eventful unraveling and misadventures of Cyrus Duffleman—”Duffy”— a portly, down-and-out adjunct instructor who teaches at four urban universities, and then works the night shift as a campus security guard.
After a morning of student outbursts, political protests and threats of bodily harm, Duffy witnesses a tide-turning event that would bring most people’s day to a halt, only he’s too preoccupied to notice. With his overstuffed book bag and perversely cynical thoughts, Duffy battles corruption, staple-wielding zealots and chaos every step of the way. Until the novel’s frenzied end, it’s anyone’s guess who will escape sane—no less alive.