Just Released – Haffling
Manhattan, is the story of sixteen year old Alex Nevus, his little sister
Alice, and his mentally ill mother, Marilyn. Alex is a brilliant guy
determined to hold his family together against a backdrop of unbearable
tragedy. Years earlier he and his sister were placed in a foster home
where Alice was molested, and Alex pushed the man who did it to his
death. He’s also haunted by the specter of his own madness. Ever since he can remember he’s had a
six-inch bare-breasted fairy named Nimby sitting on his shoulder, that combined
with a schizophrenic mother gives him cause for worry. Further down on the list of things that keep
him up at night is his growing crush on the most-perfect boy in his class, who
currently goes out with the most-perfect girl.
Since being reunited as a
family, Alex has become a master of knowing the rules. All of which goes
to hell when his mother fails to show up for her disability hearing. When
he tracks her down to a park at the northern tip of NYC, his world comes undone
as he follows her into a parallel realm.
There, he meets a power-hungry queen who would conquer the world, but
requires a suitable vessel to pass between the dimensions. She needs Alex…or at least parts of him to
make that happen.
HAFFLING is available as an ebook through amazon and Barnes and Noble, and as both an ebook and paperback through the publisher–Dreamspinner Press/Harmony Ink (it will eventually be available in paperback through other on-line sellers, as well.)