Invisible Sun Wins Early Praise: A Heartrending Exploration of Loss and Redemption - Five Stars
Updated: 3 days ago
Invisible Sun will be released worldwide on October 17th.
Suicide is a topic that shrouds itself in a veil of silence and discomfort. Yet, it's a subject that
affects countless lives and leaves behind a trail of anguish for those left in its wake. Andrew H. Housley's novel, Invisible Sun, takes an unflinching look at this deeply sensitive issue and its profound impact on the survivors. With a powerful narrative that doesn't shy away from the darkness, this book has already garnered early praise, earning a well-deserved five-star review from Readers' Favorite.
"A Tough Read in the Very Best Possible Way"
Reunited by Tragedy The story of Invisible Sun revolves around two brothers, Ian and Chadwick, who are brought together after many years of separation, compelled by a grim and heart-wrenching task. They find themselves in the vibrant yet haunting city of New Orleans, tasked with sorting out the affairs of their brother, Hugo, who had tragically taken his own life in a violent manner. The weight of this horrifying event becomes even more unbearable for Ian, who had arrived at Hugo's residence just moments after the suicide and held his dying brother in his arms. Their shared trauma is not limited to Hugo's suicide; it extends back to their tumultuous childhood. Raised under the oppressive rule of a domineering and authoritarian father, the three brothers endured physical and emotional abuse, particularly when it came to their father's strict Catholic beliefs. The scars of their upbringing linger, and now, in the aftermath of Hugo's death, Ian and Chadwick must find a way to cope with their grief while also contending with the persistent presence of their cruel father.
A Stark and Uncompromising Exploration Invisible Sun is not a book for the faint of heart, and it doesn't intend to be. Andrew H. Housley's novel challenges readers to confront the darkest aspects of the human experience. Suicide, with all its horror and despair, is placed at the forefront of the narrative, yet the author deftly balances this grim subject matter with an understanding of the motivations behind it.
The characters of Ian and Chadwick are beautifully crafted, each representing a distinct response to their traumatic past and Hugo's inexplicable death. The tension and conflict between the two brothers strip away the veneer of societal conventions and delve deep into the raw and painful emotions that survivors of suicide must grapple with.
One particularly poignant aspect of the novel is Ian's inner struggle to find meaning in his own life after losing the brother he idolized for so long. It's a conundrum that many survivors face, and Housley handles it with a delicacy that resonates with authenticity.
A Highly Recommended Emotional Journey Invisible Sun is a gripping and heartrending tale that offers readers a unique opportunity to explore the complex emotions surrounding suicide and its aftermath. Andrew H. Housley's writing doesn't just scratch the surface; it delves into the very core of human pain and resilience.
In the early praise it has received, this novel has been described as a "tough read" in the best possible way. It forces us to confront uncomfortable truths, to peer into the abyss of despair, and yet, it also offers a glimmer of hope and understanding. It reminds us that even in the darkest of times, there can be a path towards healing and redemption.
If you're looking for a thought-provoking and emotionally charged literary experience, Invisible Sun comes highly recommended. It's a book that not only educates but also inspires reflection, making it a must-read for those seeking profound stories that touch the heart and soul.
Read the complete review here on October 17th.