Award-winning author David E. Gates recently got in touch with one of his latest books, The Wretched, which draws inspiration from local folklore, set in and around Portsmouth. Many of you won’t know that Pastel Wasteland started in Portsmouth (in the UK) and is my hometown too, so it was a perfect match for us. The synopsis of the book is as follows:
A teenage boy explores the forbidden areas of his home town and gives life to a new evil that stalks him and his friends and family with vengeance in mind. Whilst grappling with the onset of puberty, he must battle the shape-changing menace which haunts his dreams and knows no bounds in its savagery whilst coming to terms with his own metamorphosis.
David already has an impressive bibliography behind him (alongside a selection of awards) and is one of the best known authors in the city, for good reason- his writing is both gripping and relatable, and the use of local locations has earned him a respectable following in the area, as well as further afield.
You can find The Wretched at all good bookstores, and find out more information below.
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