Purgatory - A Novel by Gun Arvidssen
This novel is a dystopian mystery in three acts, with strong undertones of surrealism and generous applications of speculative fiction. It is written in the literary tradition but saturated with obscenity and violence, as befits a diegesis whose setting is Hell.
"Under the circumstances, it takes Nathan Habu a surprisingly short period of time to realise that he has died and is now in Hell."
Thus begins a confusing journey towards redemption as Habu makes his way through Purgatory in his efforts to be liberated into the Next World. He meets an assortment of Purgatory's other occupants, among them the extraordinarily alluring Kaiowas, Blindness the Bringer of Souls, and a mysterious, merciless agent of bad karma.
Being privy, in turn, to periods of brutally visceral hell and sublime episodes in a turquoise room filled with absolute beauty, Habu is guided by the voice of a woman who transmits communiques directly into his mind. He must learn what Purgatory seeks to teach him, and settle accounts that overshadow him from the World of the Alive.
But Purgatory's layers of reality are more complicated than they initially seem..........
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290 pages of dark fictional pleasure, print on high-quality paper.
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