By Stefan Merrill Block

Abel Haggard is an aged hunchback who haunts the remnants of his family’s farm within the encroaching shadow of the Dallas suburbs, adrift in reminiscences of these he enjoyed and misplaced some time past. countless numbers of miles to the south, in Austin, Seth Waller is a teenage “Master of Nothingness”—a leading specimen of that gangly breed of adolescent that vanishes in a gasp of sarcasm on the slightest risk of human touch. whilst his mom is clinically determined with an extraordinary sickness, Seth units out on a quest to discover her misplaced kin and discover the reality of her genetic heritage. notwithstanding neither is aware of the other’s lifestyles, Abel and Seth are associated through a twin legacy: the illness that destroys the stories of these they love, and the tale of Isidora—a land with no reminiscence the place not anything is ever possessed, so not anything could be misplaced.

Blending fable, technology, and astonishing storytelling, Stefan Merrill Block’s awesome first novel illuminates the hard-learned fact that purely during the lack of what we think of valuable will we comprehend the price of what continues to be.

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