The Oracle Year
Pub: April 3, 2018
Will Dando is your ordinary Brooklyn guy: he’s handsome, smart, dabbles in music (he has a band) and technology. One day he wakes from a dream in which he’s been given 108 specific predictions for the future—about everything from crop futures, to medical diagnoses, to sports scores. Along with his best friends Hamza and his wife Miko, Dando refashions himself The Oracle, and dispenses these predictions to the highest bidder (i.e. hedge funds, politicians) and/or on his Web site. The three get very very rich very, very fast—but then realize that they need to turn their good fortune into good works for the world. But do-gooding is not so easy—especially when lots of other people, including members of the government and a very famous televangelist, want in on Will’s special talent. Like a comic book without the comics, The Oracle Year has a rollicking, colorful style as it follows our hero from New York to Washington to the Middle East as Will and Co. try to make the world a better place. Along the way, they meet a cast of wacky and nefarious characters—and a few good people, too, like the journalist Will finally decides to unburden himself to. Part thriller, part political comedy, part love story, The Oracle Year is one man’s exuberant take on the millennial view of the world.