Hella: A Novel
Dillon was just a city-kid trying to get by. For better or worse, he didn't stand out. He didn't want to change the world. Until his twenty-third birthday. Told completely in a first-person, untraditional narrative, Hella makes no apologies as it plunges us deep into the psyche of a young man gone awry. We know something physically traumatic happened, but he does not want to talk about it. We can only live within his anxiety, wondering. Until a chance encounter in the middle of the night at a park with a young woman named Heather—with secrets of her own—creates the unlikeliest of friendships, and Dillon's gruesome tale is revealed. Hella reads like you're watching a film, as author Matt McTighe weaves together a kind of poetic writing style into these very human characters. Gritty, sharp, and painfully real, this novel is about seeing someone good broken into a billion shards, and having the courage to figure out how to glue them back together. It's worth every haunting, beautiful second.
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