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Vespers

Vespers

by Tony C Caputo
     
 
Vesper, a Madonna-like rock star, happens to have mystical supernatural powers, and while she may be a talented singer, it's these powers that fuel her success, distorting her image and how many of the public perceive her: a witch, demon, whore, saint, disciple. The overwhelming paparazzi alone take her to the brink of insanity, but cult worshippers, animal

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Vesper, a Madonna-like rock star, happens to have mystical supernatural powers, and while she may be a talented singer, it's these powers that fuel her success, distorting her image and how many of the public perceive her: a witch, demon, whore, saint, disciple. The overwhelming paparazzi alone take her to the brink of insanity, but cult worshippers, animal sacrifices, and the inability to find even a regular date isolates her from the rest of the world. Movie stars and fellow rock stars are afraid of her, shadowed by her iconic image, further drowning her in a loneliness that drives her to drugs and alcohol. Until one day, while promoting her new album, she meets Connie a.k.a. Kinesis, a fellow super-freak, whose last real relationship was with a self-destructive, drug addicted vampire. Together they created Vespers, a support group for the inhuman, the super-hero, and the supernatural. They eventually realize that their meeting wasn't a coincidence at all, but they were brought together by fate to fight the ultimate evil in the battle for all life on Earth!

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Twelve-step culture has room for everyone who needs it, including superhumans, according to this work, a strange mElange of superhero visuals, supernatural powers and earnest debates over religious philosophy. In the world Caputo creates, superheroes, much like pop celebrities, frequently turn to drugs, alcohol and other vices. Our heroine, Vesper, has set up a very special 12-step group at her home, where cosmic drifters can find a haven. A rock star who can fly-or rather spiritually "float" on souls-and communicate telepathically, Vesper includes a number of similarly gifted misfits in her circle: Dyspro, a man who has no memory of how his body became both ulcerated and extremely strong; Denizon, a ninja fighter who wears a body suit to hide his scarred exterior; Kinesis, who has telekinetic and telepathic powers; and Kelly, a centerfold model with an anger management problem. The devil, a hero named Angel and all the creepy-crawlies of the nether world also make appearances. The action is loosely centered around Kelly, who cannot accept the existence of God, the devil and hell. Of course, the devil makes good use of this broken vessel, possessing Kelly and attempting to destroy her friends. With its manic b&w drawing style, typical 12-step obsession with nonspecific spirituality and ironic delight in stereotypically drawn superheroes often too hideous to look at, this title may be best appreciated as a thoughtful work of high camp. (Oct.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974520506
Publisher:
NOW Media Group, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
Not appropriate for children
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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