Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Coffeetown Press (September 1, 2013)
After an accident, forty-year-old Ben Arnold regains consciousness in the kitchen of the house he grew up in. Only he feels different, lighter somehow. Something is horribly wrong. Ben is swept into the arms of his mother, who he hasn’t seen in twenty years. She calls him by his childhood nickname, Binky. He sees a younger, unbroken version of his father. His estranged brother is there, reverted back to his awkward teenage self. Finally, adding horror to his confusion, he glimpses his older sister Sara as she runs out the door to meet her boyfriend.
Sara, whose absence he has felt every day since her death.
Ben is a mere hitchhiker, a parasite in the brain of seven-year-old Binky, and his younger self is not happy to have him there.
It is three days before his sister will be attacked. Ben knows he has to save Sara but first he must gain Binky’s trust. Even if he can get Binky to say the right words, to do the right thing, who will believe that a young boy can foretell the future?
“Reflective and introspective, yet highly charged with dramatic scenes in a race against time, this mesmerizing novel is a page-turner that will captivate even a jaded critic.…. [In We, Landweber] makes not only an impressive debut, but has already succeeded at an experimental undertaking few could achieve.” –Julia Ann Charpentier, ForeWord Clarion Reviews
“Landweber apparently approached this project with a go-big-or-go-home attitude. He aimed high and hit the mark, pulling off a fusion of literary novel and psychological drama.” —Tom Young, The Washington Independent Review of Books
“We is a family story at its heart, wrapped in a suspenseful, gripping, and totally original sci fi narrative. The unforgettable double consciousness will keep you up reading until the emotionally gratifying end.” —Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Wonder Bread Summer
“What if we could change the past? What if the past didn’t necessarily want to change? Michael Landweber’s We is part sci-fi concept novel, part psychological thriller with literary edges: Landweber deftly weaves time travel, Jungian psychology, and the butterfly effect into a suspenseful but also emotionally engaging novel.” —Jen Michalski, author of The Tide King
“We is a captivating, genre-bending psychological mystery that’s equal parts It’s a Wonderful Life and The Twilight Zone.” —Dave Housley, author of Ryan Seacrest is Famous
“Thought-provoking, touching, imaginative …. a promising debut.” —Gayle Weisswasser, Everyday I Write the Book Blog
Michael Landweber is the author of the novel, We, which won a ForeWord First award for best debut novel. His short stories have appeared in a variety of places, including Gargoyle, Fourteen Hills, Fugue, American Literary Review, Barrelhouse and Ardor, and have been listed as Notable in The Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology. He is an Associate Editor at the Potomac Review, and writes TV and movie reviews for Pop Matters. Landweber has also worked at The Japan Times, the U.S. State Department and the Associated Press. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two children.
Michael Landweber’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, February 3rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, February 5th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World
Thursday, February 6th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, February. 11th: Broken Teepee
Wednesday, February 12th: Happy. Pretty. Sweet.
Monday, February 17th: Melody & Words
Wednesday, February 19th: The Book Wheel
Thursday, February 20th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, February 24th: Suko’s Notebook
Wednesday, February 26th: Simply Stacie
Friday, February 28th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Friday, March 7th: Laura’s Reviews