New Release – Mama Fish
Posted by Dark Whisperer on July 16, 2009
Author: Rio Youers
Publisher: Shroud Publishing
Release Date: June 30th, 2009
Technology is a 21st Century god. It’s a monster.
Business brings Patrick Beauchamp to Harlequin, MA. The town he grew up in. It is his first time back for twenty years. Harlequin has changed, but even so…the old ghosts stir.
The secret — such a terrible secret — still lives in his heart. It is here, in Harlequin. She is here.
Patrick will never forget Mama Fish.
Harlequin High, 1986. Kelvin Fish was the oddball, the weird kid that no one would talk to. Except for Patrick, who was determined to learn more about this strange child, and to befriend him. But Patrick would get more than he bargained for.
Mama Fish is a story about the paths we choose…about the changes in society, and in ourselves. It is told through the eyes of Patrick Beauchamp, a loving family man who, at his heart, is troubled by much darkness…a man quite literally caught between the ghost and the machine.
Whispers about Mama Fish…
“In Mama Fish, his prose is powerful, flawless, sometimes humorous, and his pacing never misses a beat. Masterful storytelling can come from hard work and natural talent, and I suspect that much of Youers’ skill comes from the latter…I simply can’t say enough about Rio Youers.” – Fear Zone
“If you haven’t yet read Mama Fish, you’ve done yourself an immense disservice. Rush out and get a copy of this story today. Thematically rich and so well-told, this is one of those stories that seeps through your skin, anchors in, and makes you think.” – Michael J. Hultquist, screenwriter and author
“If the ’80s seems like a time filled with glittering smiles and multiplex anthems, Rio dredges the darkness that shored its foundations. The cold loneliness captured in Mama Fish feels like an emotional snapshot pulled out of time. The dysfunctional friendship between two young misfits stirred my heart in a most unlikely way. I won’t soon forget this story.” – John Palisano, author and cinematographer
“From the first sentence of Mama Fish, Rio Youers captures your attention. Plainly put, Mr. Youers is a wordsmith — one of high caliber. His language packs a wallop of sensory delight and dread. Here lies more than a simple horror tale. Mama Fish is also a clever observation of a generation who are watching their children grow up in an increasingly technology and consumerism driven world.” – Louise Bohmer, author of The Black Act