Book: Weatherhead by J.M. Hushourcategories: Book, Surreal, Dark Fantasy, Afterlife, Literary Fiction, Baseball, Contemporary Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction
J.M. Hushourabout this book: Weatherhead is a story about how we remember those we have lost. It is also a story about how those we have lost tend to forget who they were and do nasty things like kidnap us out of our homes and squirrel us away to tormented, ruined cities in the center of wastelands until we bow to their tyrannical will and put them back together again.
A widower is stolen out of his home by a gang of chaotic bandits and taken to the city of Weatherhead, the city on the plain, the city ruled by the demoness who is the splitting image of his dead wife. But she doesn't remember who she is. Does he? What is love? What is death? What is remembrance?
In this way, Weatherhead is the ultimate love story: a story of the violence and crime of love, of love's hunt and chase, of love's impurities, and of love's surreal madness. The author has grown weary of the same banal, pre-determined views of love—that stale Hollywood, golden flake way of thinking about love. It's time to press on from those mundane tropes and ask: what if love is a war?
Weatherhead is a novel for lovers of the dark and the surreal, the poetic and the lovely, those who weary of chasing shadows across pages. But it is, in the end, a love story, a love story bounded by nightmares and knife fights and wars against gods and goddesses alike.
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