a tale of cosmic lunacy by Russ Colchamiro
Newlyweds and low-level galaxy designers Donald and Danielle accidentally knock a jar of the Universe’s DNA into the newly forming Earth, leaving their fate—and that of the Milky Way—in dire straights.
Fast forward to modern day Earth, where Wannabe-English teacher Jason Medley is stuck in that netherworld between college and a career, until he reluctantly quits his go-nowhere waiter job on Long Island, and backpacks across Europe. There he meets Theo Barnes, an adventurous New Zealander who has already stumbled upon the hallucination-inducing jar—that won’t open—unaware of what’s inside.
As the new friends stumble from city to city, trying to outrun their impending adult responsibilities, they encounter Lilly, a young, sultry painter with a haunted past and a habit for finding trouble. Meanwhile, Earth’s banished galaxy designer and her talking brown Labrador, the newlyweds with a famous friend, and a drag queen with a dream each have their own designs for Theo’s jar, initiating a chase around the globe–and putting loyalties to the test.
Traversing Europe, New Zealand and the backbone of Eternity, FINDERS KEEPERS is a buddy story that not only tackles friendship, sex, commitment and desire, but also God, reincarnation—and what really happened to the dinosaurs!