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Reprobates
Title : Reprobates
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ISBN : 9789492064035
Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 42

From the bestselling author of the "Vivian Amberville" saga, comes the surreal short-story of a man's journey through Limbo.Freshly arrived at the Totermann Inn, Marc Whitehouse couldn’t have known he was dead. Sir, no sir. Not now that Chantal Dublanc had so mysteriously entered his life; his afterlife. In his quest for the truth behind his early demise, he finds himselfFrom the bestselling author of the "Vivian Amberville" saga, comes the surreal short-story of a man's journey through Limbo.Freshly arrived at the Totermann Inn, Marc Whitehouse couldn’t have known he was dead. Sir, no sir. Not now that Chantal Dublanc had so mysteriously entered his life; his afterlife. In his quest for the truth behind his early demise, he finds himself on a journey where past memories intermingle with present actions. He is not yet ready to call it a life. Then again, who is? His father had passed from a broken heart; his fate is about to become Marc’s. 206 heartbeats to peace. The hour is late, but Marc is yet to renounce his hope for salvation...A surreal short-story of love, loss and the afterlife, written in the captivating, dreamlike style of André Breton. “Reprobates” is an exquisitely written narrative of Life after Life, centred on Marc’s journey through Limbo. Its style is heavy on allegory, at every step teeming with Underworld intrusions of the sacred into the profane.Genre: Epic Surreal Fiction, Psychological ThrillerDate of publishing: October 12th, 2015Category: Classic British Short-storySubjects: Life after death, journey through purgatoryThemes: Love, loss, death, life and afterlife


Reprobates Reviews

  • Tim Heesink

    This is actually the first thing I read from Louise Blackwick, early 2015 when she wasn't a very known author and the Vivian Amberville series didn't exist. Reprobates was published in the "West European Authors" literary magazine and I later found it on and read it again.It's a very deep story of Mr. Whitehouse walk through Limbo. In the original version of the short story ( The one from the magazine) the fact that Marc was dead was a bit more subtle and you couldn't really tell all those peop [...]

  • Angel Strong

    Suspenseful and Exquisitely Eerie!Straightaway the reader discovers that there is something gravely amiss about the cold caretaker Rob, and the chilling environment at the Totermann Inn. Then the strangeness and curiosity levels are turned up a huge notch when the creepy character, Inness enters the story. Although there are many clues as to what's really going on, the author expertly keeps the plot elusive until the very end. The execution of the plot was cleverly delivered, and the atmosphere [...]

  • John P.

    I purchased this short story on because I was a big fan of the bestselling Vivian Amberville fantasy saga and the surreal style of Andre Breton. The tale is a rare gem of fiction. The dreamlike limbo world of in between the living and the dead is something of a signature move of the author. The multi-layered texture of the narrative is also something I encountered in Blackwick's work. I loved the main character too (who is dead but doesn't know he's dead yet). He dragged the whole story along b [...]