|Huffer by Michael Hultquist|
After huffing paint for too many years, Gus Gerring’s life is thrown into turmoil when a Hawaiian-shirt clad entity he dubs “Satan” appears and imbues him with the power to see “evil” in other people, along with the choice to do something about it.
But will knowing the evil deeds of his loved ones prove too much to take, even for Gus’s chemical-ravaged mind? Especially when it comes to learning what his mother and her boyfriend had to do with his father’s suicide, why his Uncle Ham is killing hookers down in Texas, or why the cops are beating a path to his door to get next week’s lotto numbers. To Gus, it all seems like one horrible, huffing-induced nightmare. But is it?
“If Dante met William S. Burroughs in an opium den, the result would be Huffer. A twisted, mind-blowing read!”
— Michael West, Author of The Wide Game & Skull Full of Kisses
“Michael Hultquist is the best writer you’ve never heard of…yet. His novel HUFFER may soon change that. A contemporary coming-of-age tale from hell, his unique characters and storyline flow like an enjoyable river ride you realize too late ends at a waterfall. Then all you can do is hold on and keep turning pages. Writing must come easy to Hultquist because he’s damn good at it. Damn good.”
— Gregory L Hall author of ‘At the End of Church Street’ and host of the Funky Werepig
“Michael Hultquist has delivered a kick-ass story, filled with dark humor and characters that are at once engaging, tragic, and funny. Simply put, I loved—no, inhaled—every page. I can’t recall a time when the devil looked so damn good.”
— Rio Youers, author of End Times and Old Man Scratch.