In The Town Where All Things Are Possible, the hopes of an unusual sea-side community rest on the weary shoulders of a love-sick widower. Originally published as a serial on literatipressok.com, this is the complete story of a town of eccentrics hiding an ancient magic which they believe can make any dream come true, provided the wish isn't too big for such a small place. A beautiful woman arrives and the tortured widower finds love again, but The Town is not ready to let go of its lonely manager.
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About the Author
Martin and Weinke debuted with 2008’s “the dominant hand,” which The Tulsa World predicted to be the “cult classic of our generation.”
Despite rumors that the team were splitting up after only one book, the pair have committed to three books in three years starting with 2010’s “Edward and the Island.”
The dark comedy set in heaven follows the struggles of a group of children trying to adapt to an Island created as an experiment for a new universe.
When I asked Charles Martin what his goals as a writer were, he simply replied “To help define an entire age of literature.” I informed him that, with the modern world’s growing literacy rates, the chances of doing that were, quite possibly, a billion to one. He gave me that infuriating grin of his and replied, “I like those odds.”
As a person, Charles is likeable in small doses, funny in his own way, and surprisingly reliable. As a writer, he is flawed, but ambitious. I do my best to smooth out his rough patches, ground his more eccentric ideas, bring practicality where there is only conceptual fog, and remind him that he is no longer writing for his own gratification, but for the readers willing to consume our increasingly odd projects.
And I feel justified in allowing for a touch of pride in the results.
It is my humble opinion that our novels are worth your attention and what follows is an earnest attempt to match you with the ideal starting point for our work.
When we lost a close friend to a senseless accident, “the dominant hand” (2008) arose organically from our collective grief. If you like the stained beauty of college town rock clubs, and are fascinated by end-of-the-world cults, this book should enter your collection.
“Edward and the Island” (2010) was a concerted effort to get at the root of both our own failed relationships with Christianity. If you dig the mythic fantasy of C.S. Lewis, but can also stomach the image of God as a cold and detached jerk, by all means secure your copy today.
“Deviants” (2012) was a concerted effort to get at the roots of others successful/unsuccessful attempts at non-monogamy. If sex comedies about complex and, at times, twisted relationship dynamics are your thing, then who am I to judge?
“Pets” (2013?) emerged when Charles decided he was suddenly interested in making money. We intended to write a novel in the spirit of a Syfy Channel movie of the week, but instead we stumbled into a high-minded apocalypse book—again. Does still have loads of exotic and entertaining deaths at the hands of various members of the animal kingdom.
The Wonderboy Serials (2011-12) grew out of our love of dime novels as well as a curiosity of the potential of the eBook market. It’s a dark superhero story that is actually a series of character sketches, none of which are the actual superhero. If you like reading a novel in 60 page increments and don’t find superhero-as-social-metaphor stories tiresome, then this is the series for you!
The success or failure of these projects as well as Charles’ endgame of being a literary figure of great import will be judged by history. In the present, I earnestly feel our works are, if nothing else, interesting and worth several moments of your time.
- Will Weinke
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good character development, great plot, ending left too many unanswered questions about the town's people and main characters.