JABberwocky eBook alum James P. Blaylock’s novel RAINY SEASON has been named in a list of Orange County Magazine’s ten essential novels that showcases Orange County, California’s literary best. Publisher’s Weekly called RAINY SEASON an “elegant, accomplished contemporary ghost story…that stands on very solid ground,” while Kirkus called it, “[A] seamlessly produced… intriguing and absorbing work from a major talent.”
RAINY SEASON tells the story of Phil Ainsworth, who is grieving after the sudden death of his young wife. He gets eerie sensations as he roams around the big, old house he inherited from his mother. He’s sure he’s seen people snooping around his property, by the old well that, in this wet weather, always seems ready to overflow. How much is real and how much is in his head? A late-night phone call brings more bad news: Phil’s sister has died, leaving her ten-year-old daughter Betsy an orphan and naming Phil as guardian. What he can’t know is that Betsy is a very special child. She has the ability to sense the powerful emotions of the past, to hear voices of the dead, and to see the uncanny powers that are closing in around this house…
RAINY SEASON is published by Gollancz in the UK and James P. Blaylock is represented by Zeno Agency, where you can find out more information about his books.