About the Book
Author: Sean Jackson
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
Number of Pages: 184
Synopsis: 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.
In a time when danger lurks around every corner and it's often each man for himself, Lucas and his son Orel are grateful just to be alive. Lucus's government job provides them with plenty to eat, while many starve and they are lucky enough to have a safe place to live. However, that's about to change. After Orel witnesses a murder and Lucus feels he may be disposable with his employer the two decide to pack up and head out. Their journey leads them to a small community where life seems to thrive despite the world around them. Lucus and Orel finally find the life they've been searching for, that is until the unthinkable happens. Can Lucus, Orel, and their new found family escape and find safety in the north?
Haw is a compelling and thought-provoking read. The author creates a vivid and believeable story through his exquisite detail and complex characters. The violence and death that surround the city is heart wrenching as many innocent people are left to die and those in power control their fate. I loved the author's creativity and was quickly absorbed within the pages. Haw is well penned and highly enjoyable. I recommend picking up a copy.