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WESTLAKE SOUL. Signed Limited 400 Copies.
By Rio Youers.
Introduction by Owen King.
Signed by Rio Youers and Owen King.
In this wry, heartbreaking fantasy, Youers explores the dark landscape of a healthy mind trapped in an unresponsive body … deftly captur[ing] the voice and raw emotion of a young man struggling to delay the inevitable. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“All superheroes get their powers from somewhere. A radioactive spider bite. A science experiment gone awry. I got mine from a surfing accident in Tofino. The ultimate wipeout. I woke up with the most powerful mind on the planet, but a body like a wet paper bag...” Meet Westlake Soul, a twenty-three-year-old former surfing champion. A loving son and brother. But if you think he's just a regular dude, think again; Westlake is in a permanent vegetative state. He can't move, has no response to stimuli, and can only communicate with Hub, the faithful family dog. And like all superheroes, Westlake has an archenemy: Dr. Quietus—a nightmarish embodiment of Death itself. Westlake dreams of a normal life—of surfing and loving again. But time is running out; Dr. Quietus is getting closer, and stronger. Can Westlake use his superbrain to recover... to slip his enemy's cold embrace before it's too late?
Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:
Limited to only 400 signed and hand-numbered copies
Introduction by Owen King
Personally signed by Rio Youers and Owen King on a specially designed full-colour illustrated signature page
Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
Printed in two colours throughout and featuring ten duotone interior illustrations
Printed on a heavier 100gsm acid-free paper
Bound in premium cloth with coloured head and tail bands
Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
Sewn binding for increased durability
Gorgeous wraparound dust jacket artwork and interiors by Vincent Sammy
2020 SST Publications. New / New