Munsrat has a plan. He has reached the point in life when it dawns on him that the next day’s sunrise someday will not come, that he will soon be nothing more than some weed’s nutrient. But rather than embrace and hurtle headlong towards the coming doom and feed the plant with human impatience, Munsrat concocts an elaborate plan. Two words form the end of his massive flow chart: “Munsrat Lives.”
In the novel Munsrat Lives, the mysterious titular figure starts writing graffiti throughout the city—1990s boom-era Seattle. The graffiti intrigues, divides and confuses Seattleites, including and especially Herman, Jimmy and Esprit, who must find out what Munsrat is up to before it is too late.