TO GET BEYOND YOUR DEMONS, YOU MUST GO TO HELL AND FACE THEM.
Norm Greaves has a secret. Everyday without exception, since the tender age of nine, this failing drunken author, has been visited by Guy, his Demon, in the cheval glass.
When Norm’s girlfriend Rose discovers this, she leaves him for the comfort of his handsome, sober son; a mega-selling novelist, who has plagiarised Norm’s stories and grown wealthy in the process.
In a last ditch bid to sober up and write the book that wins her back, Norm quits his Camden high rise and absconds to an old ghost town, ‘Hell’, that lies beyond Death Valley in the vast Nevada Desert.
One morning after days awake and in the grip of writers block, Norm’s characters begin to come to life before his eyes, including HOPE, a porn star, who arrives on route to Vegas, with a pimp called Victor Slyder.
As Hope and Slyder play out Norm’s worst fears and paranoias, projecting his imaginings of happenings back home, he turns to Guy his Demon, in the broken cheval glass and knows that he must finally destroy him.
‘THE NOVELIST’ IS THE DEBUT NOVEL BY SCOT WILLIAMS.
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Parental Advice: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature.
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