*** Winner – ForeWord Reviews ForeWord First Award for Best Debut Novel ***
*** Winner – Bronze – IndieFab Book of the Year Awards – General Fiction ***
*** Category Finalist – Eric Hoffer Book Awards ***
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?
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, Washington Independent Review of Books (full review)
Scary and enlightening, Landweber’s story illuminates the darkest human motivations along with the noblest effort to combat evil desires in unstable individuals. 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.”
– Julia Ann Charpentier, ForeWord Clarion Reviews (full review)
We is thought-provoking, touching, imaginative, and a promising debut from Landweber.”
– Gayle Weiswasser, Everyday I Write the Book (full review)
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
Read a blog post on where the idea for We came from at the jmww blog.
Check out other reviews of We:
The Book Wheel
Ardor Literary Magazine
Words and Peace
Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Happy Pretty Sweet
No More Grumpy Bookseller
Melody and Words
Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World
Lucy Bird Books
WE is available at Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com and local bookstores now.
- Paperback: 194 pages
- Publisher: Coffeetown Press (September 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603811664
- ISBN-13: 978-1603811668