Featured New Book: The Broken Son by David Sturman

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Author: Susan Helene Gottfried

I know people. And they know people. And sometimes, the people I know connect the people they know so the people they know become the people I know and you know something? I love it when that happens.

David Sturman’s one of those people. He used my friend and sometime subcontractor Faith to edit his novel, and she sent him my way for a turn in the spotlight. I’m proud to host him.

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His new book is called The Broken Son, and I’ll tell you all about it in a minute. First, let’s hear what song makes him think of his new book. Because, of course, the music’s what’s most important.

my answer would be Pink Floyd’s “Hey You” off their album The Wall.

Short and sweet, eh? I am curious as to the WHY, though. David didn’t say… Maybe that’s a good thing, as I’m studying the book description, trying to figure out what the connection could be.

Here that is:

“The Broken Son” is the first installment in a three part series of short novels. It depicts the life of a pre-teen boy who is emotionally and physically abused while growing up in Detroit, Michigan during the 1980′s. The boy is so distraught with his surroundings he believes that his parents are determined to kill him. To make matters worse, the boy frequently hallucinates about an evil clown who appears to him during his troubles only to add fuel to his parents fire.

Wow. That’s a heck of a subject to tackle. If you like your fiction dark, I think this one’s for you.

Pick up your copy:

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  • Faith Cotter -

    Happy to see The Broken Son featured, Susan! To those who are going to read this book, I’m currently editing the second in the series and trust me–you’re not going to want to miss what unfolds. And I’m not just saying that because I’m editing David’s work, but because I think he provides a vital and needed perspective on what it means to grow up in a home like the one the novel’s hero did. There’s a lot of pathos to mine, underscored by the way a child views the world–it’s an effective mix.