Tony Burgess' books are usually a little bonkers. This forthcoming title is no exception. Idaho Winter is either equal parts Young Adult genre fiction masquerading as meta-fiction or vice versa. I'm still not sure.
From the publisher, ECW Press:
...Idaho becomes enraged upon learning that his suffering has been cruelly designed by a clumsy writer who confesses that he made his book meaner than all the others so it would stand out. Idaho locks the author in a closet and runs off, armed with the knowledge that the entire world is invented and that he has the power now to imagine it differently.
The cover was partly inspired by the old two-colour Hardy Boys serials (collectively ghostwritten yet attributed to one fictitious Franklin W. Dixon), partly inspired by my old late 1960s Boy Scouts Handbook in which you are taught how to survive just about anything except the hackneyed whims of 'the author'.