Title: THE SECRET DEATHS OF ARTHUR LOWE Author: U.L. Harper Publisher: Independent Pages: 235 Genre: Speculative Fiction/Horror/Magical Realism
While in the process of bringing his wife, Sandra, back to the living, Arthur journals about moments from his past that changed him.
During the journal writing, he rediscovers how, as an orphan, his ability to animate objects and people to life may have ultimately destroyed the lives of the few who grew close to him. The old stuffed teddy bear that helped him assemble puzzles when he was a child might have been too much of a secret for his adoptive mother to keep. His friend Quincy, who had abilities similar to his, might have been scared away by Arthur’s abilities. And his grade school teacher is still harboring a secret about his biological father that she can only hope to be true.
Once Sandra is alive again, things become more complicated. She claims Arthur is not who or what he thinks he is. Her ire shines a spotlight on the insidious but most likely true, unspoken nature of their relationship.
In the meantime, a mysterious smell envelopes the community—a stench so heinous it can be fatal. As the number of deaths from the stench mounts, Arthur must decide who to animate back to life and who remains dead.
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Meet the Author
U.L. Harper is a speculative fiction/horror author, influenced by magical realism. A former journalist from Long Beach, California, he now resides in the evergreen state of Washington with his wife. He is a soon-to-be father, and an avid Dodgers fan.
The Secret Deaths of Arthur Lowe was a very interesting read as it explored an interesting concept. The idea that someone had the power to bring the dead back to life was intriguing, but the more interesting part was Arthur Lowe himself. As his journal writing and the book took me deep into who he was as a person and what made him able to do what he could do. The response and impact of his decision to bring Sandra back really pulled me and awakened a desire to unravel what he was!