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Summary of The Origins of Disgust, Self-Hatred, and Hostility

July 21, 2013

Set in the underbellies of Southern California during the 1980s, this shocking story focuses on the life of a young runaway named Mike Hollister, the criminal-minded surrogate family who molds him, and the lucrative, illegal operations he accepts as the norm. At seventeen years old, Mike abandons his cohorts of crime in the suburbs for the drug infested canyons and urine drenched underpasses of downtown. In the filth and disparity of the homeless, intravenous drug addicts, prostitutes, and the mentally ill, he devises one of the most original, and highly profitable, illegal money making schemes ever. Even though Mike may be the most street-wise kid around, he can’t predict the unforeseen disasters his operation will produce in the most brutal of manners.


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