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Westlake Soul
by Rio Youers


Overview - 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. Quietusa nightmarish embodiment of Death itself."  Read more...

 
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Overview
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. Quietusa nightmarish embodiment of Death itself."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781926851556
  • ISBN-10: 1926851552
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 243
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP


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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Contemporary
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-02-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

In this wry, heartbreaking fantasy, Youers (Dark Dreams, Pale Horses) explores the dark landscape of a healthy mind trapped in an unresponsive body. A tragic accident—“the ultimate wipeout”—left 23-year-old surfing champion Westlake Soul in an unresponsive vegetative state, but it didn’t cripple his mind. Wes can read the minds of others, including his parents, passing birds, and the family dog. But with this superhero ability comes a deadly archenemy: Dr. Quietus, a sleek, dark figure who chases Wes “through the rain-slick streets of my coma.” Wes knows he is running out of time, as his parents have decided to remove his feeding tube and let him die. But Wes still has one thing left to do: punish Wayne, his gentle caregiver’s abusive boyfriend. His body losing strength, Wes fights to win one last battle. Youers deftly captures the voice and raw emotion of a young man struggling to delay the inevitable. (May)

 
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