"Watch out for the Hidden Things..."
That's the last thing Calliope Jenkin's best friend and former lover says to her before ending a 2 A.M. phone call from Iowa, where he's investigating a case she knows little about. Five hours later, she gets another call, this time from the police. Josh has been found dead; foul play is suspected. Calliope is stunned.
Especially when Josh leaves a message on her phone a few hours later.
Spurred by grief and suspicion, she heads to Iowa herself, accompanied by a road-weary stranger who claims to know something about what happened to Josh and who can - maybe - help Calli get him back.
The road is not quite the straight shot she imagined. Josh was involved in something a lot more complicated than a teenage runaway or deadbeat dad, and Calliope find herself on a surreal road trip into - and behind - America's heartland, hounded by once-magical creatures twisted by living too long just out of sight and the bogeymen in Calliope's own troubled past.
Hidden Things 01
Chapter 1 and Stage 1: Chapter 2
Hidden Things 02
Chapters 2 & 3
Hidden Things 03
Hidden Things 04
Hidden Things 05
Stage 2: Chapter 6
Hidden Things 06
Interlude and Chapter 7a
I really love this take on old beings hiding in plain sight.
It can be a little confusing but overall, it’s fantastic! I have to agree with another comment, it does seem to be perfect for an HBO series. One that I would very very much like to see.
This story was epic, and very unique blend an american highway road trip and old american folk lore,had me drawn from the beginning to the end. Very reminiscent of Neil Gainmans American Gods. If the author is reading this I have two questions for you sir, 1. Why have you not written more of this world that you have created, and 2. Why is this book not being adapted into a tv series