Psychological thriller with thought-provoking, philosophical undertones…
Is Nathan Marque’s anxiety perception painting everything grey or does an ancestral offense against the universe cause his misfortune? He struggles with anxiety after his best friend is murdered, and his deranged mother reveals a curse. In pursuit of the slain friend’s dream, Nathan enters an intern program for a space exploration company.
Though his sick father denies the Marque bad luck, Nathan’s circumstances leads him to believe in its existence. After moving to San Diego for work, rumination and numbness taint good times, but a solution shines once he hears about his illegitimate daughter back home. Controversy follows him as he tries to obtain custody of the daughter and break away from a drawn-out love triangle.
An ancient book that Nathan acquires in Rome called Astronomica could unlock keys to the bad luck, but time is of essence. Substance abuse delivers divine insight but at the price of detachment. And the more mortality visits him, the further his conscious ventures into the cosmos, rendering him a misfit in the societal constructs that he once excelled in.
Warning: contains graphic drug use, sexual content, sexual humor, violence, and profanity.
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TRIGGER WARNING: Contains graphic drug depictions, profanity, death, insensitive comments, and sexual content including one-night stands, jokes, and adultery.
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A perplexing story indeed! However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Apricus despite the title or book cover art not giving off a clear indication on what the story is about... Don't worry, everything comes together and makes perfect sense in the end. There are some elements in tbe book that can become uncomfortable to read through, but I feel that those are important topics that we should be discussing. Especially in our current society. And instead of hitting those topics head on, Jordan Violina perfectly crafted in a way that is told through the main character's perspective. If you have an interest in psychology, spirituality, and superstition, I'd highly recommend this book!