Julien, the troubled protagonist in Kissing The Hag, has endured a great deal. His father walked out on the family when he was young and one of his brothers is dead. For reasons of his own, he has given up a well paying job to work in a shelter which comes with its own challenges.
The author skillfully brings to life those who come to the shelter. Julien’s relationships to the characters are intriguing. But, it is one woman in particular, Rose, who makes the greatest impact on Julien’s life. She knows what is truly meaningful in life and this is a gift she tries to share with Julien.
The story explores love, loss and the complexity of human relationships. It is beautifully written and memorable, as well.
I received this book for free from Pixel Hall Press and I give this review of my own free will.