As of a few hours ago, the Kindle Countdown sale of my novel The Language of Bears is ALIVE! For the next seven days, you can purchase my seriocomic literary fantasy novel about the birth and death of America, with talking animals, for only 99cents. This is your chance to own a digital copy of the book Kirkus Reviews called “a smart, literate, odd, and skillfully written tour de force” without breaking the bank! This sale is quite similar to the lost classic film IT’S ALIVE! except for being different in every particular.
The novel works so well (because) the characters themselves are so memorable. Eidswick assembles a large cast, from self-doubting, world-shy Adam to Daisy, his fearlessly questioning younger sister, to Reverend Calvin Branch, desperate to return the town to the piousness his father inspired, to Wandabella Shrenker, the gossipy shopkeeper with a penchant for designing garish dresses and cooking mice into biscuits. Eidswick gives us glimpses into the heads of most of his characters, making the town feel truly alive with fully realized human beings. Even characters who do bad things are given a chance to explain themselves through internal monologue so that his imagined world comes across as complex and vivid as our own.
The combination of world-building, character development, and expert plotting makes for a compelling yarn, but THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is also more than that. It’s a novel with something to say. By drawing on Puritan America for inspiration, Eidswick is able to examine both the harmful legacies the United States has inherited from that past, as well as the things of value it has cast aside. Even though it’s set in an imagined town isolated in time and space, THE LANGUAGE OF BEARS is full of lessons for the present day. After reading BOOK ONE: THE POLYPS OF CHRIST, you’ll anxiously await whatever intrigue and wisdom Eidswick has planned for BOOK TWO.” -IndieReader
It hits almost every single one of my wants when it comes to a fiction book and then some. – MI Book Reviews
This book is like reading a fairy tale after consuming a box of magic mushrooms…the surprise hit of the year. – Two Bald Mages