Title: The Nirvana Threads
Author: Rachel Tremblay
Page Count: 163 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ .5
Genre: Magical Realism
Publisher: GrindSpark Press
Release Date: June 1, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
Set in the 90’s when people didn’t have cell phones, smoked in bars, and punk rock was thriving. Carlie, a wild, twenty-five year old drifter moves back to her parents’ after surviving a traumatic accident.
Back home, she starts seeing things she doesn’t understand, and the feelings that come with them are overwhelmingly blissful. When chasing the source of her new joy starts to pull her closer to death, she must find a way to harness this power that makes her feel so alive.
I don’t read as many indie author books as I should be reading but I finally dove into The Nirvana Threads. This is a book about loss, resilience, and inner strength.
The writing is great! Tremblay I hope you’ve got more ideas under your sleeve. Your scene transitions are also well done, I was moving with the character through the story fludily.
Overall I did enjoy it but I was expecting this to be more of a science fiction read from the cover and the synopsis. I really was waiting for some alien explanation. Still unsure of what genre to group this under so I shall put it under magical realism.
My favourite part were the flashbacks they really helped explain PTSD which was handled very well in this book!