He can hack bodies and heal them, but those same abilities allow him to cause insane levels of damage and pain. He can instantly turn hereditary defects into immediate suffering or force the body to turn on itself in the most excruciating ways. Or he could just make snipers take a nap and help an anxious kid stay calm.
I need to be less black to pull this off, so I focus until I can tell that I probably look mulatto. I close off my hair follicles and pull the thick mats that I have out and flush them down the toilet. Then I focus on slick black hair, coated in oil.
I let it grow until I can fix a small rubber band at the base of my neck. I just need to lose the pounds, not my voice. When I step out I look like a sexy young intern that works too hard. If you can understand why I stayed with Nordeen, then you can understand me a little better.
But on good days, when I exercised my power in right relation to the world, I felt nearly unstoppable. I grew with power. Living a bipolar life, rocketing between freak and human, made me long for some stability. And despite the bowel-spilling terror Nordeen invoked, he offered that. I knew that under his protection and guidance I would learn more about myself.
More importantly though, when he promised to come if she ever needed him, he meant it. But their search leads them to an unexpected place, the past, and the consequences of their journey have a price that is higher than they can afford.
Praise for The Liminal People : "A great piece of genre fiction. But picking which genre to place it in isn't easy. The first in a planned series, it's got the twists and taut pacing of a thriller, the world-warping expansiveness of a fantasy yarn, and even the love-as-redemption arc of a romance. Oh yeah, a lot of the characters in it have superhuman powers, too. In New York, California, Morocco, Ethiopia, and elsewhere, he has impressed, reviled, and astonished with his amazing feats of mental alacrity and mystical inebriation.
Despite being degreed in both divinity and psychology, the forlorn artist stakes his reputation and honor on the calling of author.
He is known to be cunning in the ways of the bottle, the pen, and the pistol. He teaches religion and psychology at Starr King School for the Ministry when he's not working as a school therapist at the College Preparatory School. When not educating, studying, or beating himself up for not writing enough, he's usually enjoying aged rums and practicing his aim.
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The Liminal People: An Endorsement – The Nerds of Color
Shop Books. While I do have my quibbles with the book, they are not worth mentioning as the sheer force of this book blows away my petty criticisms. And, yes, I have kept this review intentionally vague, as I do not want to ruin one paragraph of enjoyment for the reader. All I can say is this: Dude better keep allowing us to explore this word. He better use that thing that is inside of him to invite us back, time and again. Buy the book.
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