In this lush interplanetary tale, Novic is an immortal Sayneth priest who flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. This act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon the universe. Named T-Mo by his mother and Odysseus by his father, the story spans the boy's lifetime-from his early years with his mother Silhouette on planet Grovea to his travels to Earth where he meets and marries Salem, and together they bear a hybrid named Myra. The story unfolds through the eyes of these three distinctive women: Silhouette, Salem and Myra. As they confront their fears and navigate the treacherous paths to love and accept T-Mo/Odysseus and themselves, the darkness in Odysseus urges them to unbearable choices that threaten their very existence.
- Paperback | 260 pages
- 152 x 228 x 6mm
- 13 Aug 2019
- Meerkat Press
- Atlanta, United States
"Prose with a rhythm that sets it apart. Come for the music, stay for the story." Michael Pryor, author of Gap Year in Ghost Town and the "Laws of Magic" series "As playful as it is thought-provoking, this is a work of dizzying originality and profound humanity." Prof. Oz Hardwick, award-winning poet, author of Learning to Have Lost and The Lithium Codex " Claiming T-Mo is a story of generations of women striving for fulfillment, but caught in webs of passion, magic and stardust. Eugen Bacon embraces the strange and estranged in this unanticipated contemporary trickster myth." Emmet O'Cuana, author of fantastic comic Faraway "Magical, violent, enthralling, it is a book that shines with its own specific aura, a somber and beautiful unique object, designed by a truly splendid writer. A must." Seb Doubinsky, author of the "City-States Cycle" series
About Eugen Bacon
Eugen Bacon is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She has published over 100 short stories and articles, together with anthologies. Her stories have won, been shortlisted and commended in national and international awards, including the Copyright Agency Prize and L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. Her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide. Her non-fiction book on writing speculative fiction will be published in 2019 by Palgrave MacMillan.