Monday, June 8, 2015

Book "Haw" by Sean Jackson

About the Book: In a barbaric future, enough hope remains for some to sacrifice everything. The gripping story of a father’s struggle to save his son from a corrupt society in a pitiless, bleak, futuristic America. Mired in a corrupt, dangerous city that is on the verge of collapse, a father and son flee to a rural village, hoping to find refuge from their violent lives. What they find is not the haunted hippie environs of local legend, but a gritty farm community that thrives despite the threat of criminal invasions and the ominous presence of a nearby nuclear reactor.
A bioengineer, Lucas lends his expertise to the efforts of sustainability, while his son—a rising young photojournalist—falls in love with one of the sons of a folksy family whose charm lies in its ability to keep the community together, through music and love—until disaster shakes their fragile world.

About the Author: Sean Jackson has published numerous short stories in literary journals, from the U.S. to Canada and Australia. Haw is his debut novel. He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He lives in Cary with his wife and two sons.

My Review: This is the debut novel from this author. He does an amazing job describing a future with a reality that makes us just hope that we are not going in that direction. His characters are fully developed and we learn to respect their struggle to survival. In a world where water and air are polluted and society is collapsing, a father and a son seek refugee in the rural village, trying to escape from the craziness of the city. Rulers are merciless and decision to kill thousands  in benefit of a few is done without a second thought.
This is a very well written story, that will keep you entertained for hours. If you do not take care, you might read it all in one sit, as the story will grab your attention and you will want to learn what next page will bring.
I recommend this book to all readers who like a novel about a dark future were survival is earned at every step of the way.
I received this book from the author for reviewing, and I was not requested to write a positive review. Opinion expressed here is my own.

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