The Suffering

| January 28, 2019

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“Mayer’s dark theme touches on the state of human brokenness and how it can fracture our relationships, our loves and ourselves.” –Authors Reading

Twenty-year-old Billy Johnson is afflicted by the hollowness.

All reason is lost when it has him in its grip, pushing him towards acts of unspeakable cruelty. When a hiking accident leaves him injured on an isolated mountain, facing imminent death, Billy looks for meaning in his tragic life. The hollowness, a malevolent force that consumes him, is responsible for the loss of everything good in his life: a relationship with his father, his beloved younger brother Henry, and the first woman to love him, Lisa.

At the peak of despair, on the cusp of death, he encounters a strange old man, who is eerily familiar. Is this Billy’s last chance to redeem his troubled life and rid himself of the hollowness?

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