In the wake of the tech invasion in the Bay Area, the residents settle and search. In the streets, in transient hotels and in rent-controlled buildings, they try to hold on in the city at the edge of the world. Daphne Gottlieb chronicles inner and outer worlds: A hurricane farm. A cat burglar who doesn't know where he is. A dog that levitates. Darkly magical, Pretty Much Dead is part fable, part witness, and part chorus with the voices that are only heard when they start to yell.