As a girl growing up in a cult tucked away in the San Bernardino Mountains, Timber Marlow is raised to believe that eating human flesh is normal and viewing public sacrifices is an unavoidable fact of life. Her days are mostly spent working in the Sustenance Dwelling and daydreaming about the... read more
By the time Timber Marlow is fifteen years old, she has already killed three men. Despite the bloody and violent nature of their deaths, Timber is hardly a murderer. She has lived her entire life as a cannibal within a cult tucked away in the San Bernardino Mountains called the Divinity of... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
By the time Timber Marlow is fifteen years old, she has already killed three men. Despite the bloody and violent nature of their deaths, Timber is hardly a murderer. She has lived her entire life as a cannibal within a cult tucked away in the San Bernardino Mountains called the Divinity of Feminine Reproach. She watches rituals where men and women are tied down and beheaded by their leader, Daddy Marlow. The Divinity keeps itself isolated from the Outside, which is the mainstream society beyond its invisible borders. When the opportunity presents itself, Timber escapes into the Outside, bearing witness to some dark and unsettling truths about the world around her and the integral role she plays in it. But no matter how long she stays away, Timber finds out the past isn’t as far away as she thinks it is. In this debut novel, laced with scenes of horrific violence and uplifting humanity, Martin Lastrapes has written a one-of-a-kind story about love, friendship, sacrifice and cannibalism.
“Before this moment, your fear was blind. Now I give it eyes and it sees me.”Daddy Marlow
“In her hand was a heavy cleaver, its blade slick with blood. Timber watched the blood slowly stream down to the tip of the blade, bloating into pearls of red, before dropping to the ground.”
“Like most any young man, Idea was incomplete. A hole the size of a woman existed inside of him and it meant to be filled. Of course, that hole generally gets filled with all of the wrong things—namely, sex.”
“I’m but a loyal foot soldier, Mr. Jones...I believe in the system and I simply want to do my part.”Officer Kirkland
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