“The concepts of this story; the shadowless and the cult that worships them, loss of memory and strange powers that come with a heavy price, are epic and universal, with horrific implications.”
In the near future, at a market in India, a man’s shadow disappears. He’s not alone with this phenomenon, as others around the world lose their shadows as well. Science has no answers. Strange powers come with the affliction, with a terrible price. Ory and Max have managed to survive in a rundown old hotel, away from the others, hiding their days away.
Then Max loses her shadow.
Knowing she is dangerous, she leaves Ory. But her husband is unwilling to give up on her, and chases after her, hoping to catch her before her memory of him fades away forever.
Why we’re excited about this book:
The concepts of this story; the shadowless and the cult that worships them, loss of memory and strange powers that come with a heavy price, are epic and universal, with horrific implications. Shepherd’s debut novel, The Book of M, takes these subjects head on, and we can’t wait to see how she handles it. Paul Tremblay (A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock) says: “Peng Shepherd has written a prescient, dark fable for the now and for the soon-to-be. The Book of M is our beautiful nightmare shadow.” Forthcoming from William Morror, The Book of M by Peng Shepherd is available for pre-order right now.