W&N Literary Fiction HB / ETPB January £12.99 / £13.99 368pp 978 0 297 60894 3 / 978 0 297 60895 0 eBook: £12.99 / 978 0 297 60896 7 Audio: £25.00 / 978 1 4091 6104 2 / 16 hrs
A family marooned. Only one hotel in town. What could possibly go wrong?
W&N Fiction • January 2016
KEITH LEE MORRIS Travelers Rest
Think of Groundhog Day reimagined by Stephen King or David Lynch . . . The Addisons – Julia and Tonio, ten-year-old Dewey and Uncle Robbie – are driving home after collecting Robbie from yet another trip to rehab. When a terrifying blizzard strikes outside the town of Good Night, Idaho, they seek refuge at the Travelers Rest, a formerly opulent but now crumbling hotel. With nowhere else to go, they decide to stay the night. But once inside, the family becomes separated and the hotel begins to work its eerie magic. As Julia and Tonio drift through the maze of the hotel’s spectral interiors, Dewey ventures outside. Meanwhile, a desperate Robbie quickly succumbs to his old vices. As they desperately try to reach each other, they relive the same day over and over again. The mother, Julia, holds the key to their release – but can she save her family from the fate of becoming Souvenirs – those citizens trapped forever in Good Night or, worse, from disappearing entirely? ‘Stunning’ Charlotte Rogan, author of The Lifeboat ‘Fiercely gripping and deeply unsettling, a perfect mixture of horror and fairy tale’ Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang Keith Lee Morris is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Clemson University. His previous novel, The Dart League King, was selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers programme.
Location: Clemson, S. Carolina Available for interview