Book Blast! Emily
Emily is a dark-spiralling tale of a family’s inherited trauma, inspired by American poet Emily Dickinson. This novel is ultimately about reclamation from cycles of abuse.
Playwright Teddy Maine is trapped in a disturbing journey that slips in and out of reality, unravelling dangerous and painful secrets as he tries to complete a play about Emily Dickinson. One night, like magic, Emily comes to life in Teddy’s office, seducing him, torturing him, begging him to uncover the shocking secret about her life that she has woven between the lines of her text.
It’s dark, honest, and heavy. Sixth Sense meets Sharp Objects. An unflinching look at one man’s unravelling and of a woman surviving and fighting back against violent patriarchy.
Teddy’s a world-famous playwright in the mold of David Mamet, but for the past year he’s been stuck. An assignment to write a play about Emily Dickinson should have been simple—but instead it has turned into pure obsession. Then, one night, she comes to life in his office, like magic, seducing him, torturing him, begging him to uncover the shocking secret about her life that she has woven between the lines of her text. And tonight, he’s finally figured her out.
So why is Teddy holding a loaded gun to his head?
Stumbling in and out of reality, we’ll experience the magic of Emily Dickinson’s words as they lead Teddy on a harrowing journey that will change his life . . . for eternity.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
“Psychological . . . holds you until the end.“ – Advanced Review
Fans of Emily Dickinson and Crimson Peak will love this haunting drama.
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