Whole Lot of Hullabaloo: A Twenty-First Century Campus Phantasmagoria
Christopher Fried, author
It’s Fall 2011, and Troy Thomas, a sophomore at Central Ohio University, enjoys hanging out and attending parties with his best friend, Ian Mueller, a top lacrosse player. One night, however, Troy’s best friend arrives at an off-campus costume party controversially dressed as a Miami Vice character. After an uproar, Troy, along with the university administration and students, is dealing with militants, a popular preacher from the east side of Columbus, and a recently hired professor who’s a pioneering researcher in the field of natesology, among other characters with their own agendas. During this chaos, Troy tries to discover who he is in a community gripped by identity politics, and finds out whether friendship will wither amid such division.