Joe Hill's first novel is a horrific
little tale centered on Jude, a 54-year-old aging
heavy-metal star living comfortably on the royalties
of his albums. Jude buys a haunted suit on the
internet believing it will be a suitable addition to
his ghoulish collection, but he gets more than he
expected when the suit turns out to be genuinely
haunted by a ghost who has no intention of being
part of a collection, especially when he has a
personal vendetta to fulfill.
The irony is that Jude has spent his life exploiting the macabre with his stage persona, but now he is the target, and his fantasy seems to have taken a very realistic turn. It transpires that the ghostly bag of bones is a Vietnam vet turned mesmerist (a form of hypnotism) who also happens ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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