Waiting for the End of the World [hardcover] by R.B. Russell
PUBLICATION DATE October 2020
COVER ART Xungarro
Unsigned Jacketed Hardcover — ISBN 978-1-786365-94-1 [£25]
100 JHC signed by the author — ISBN 978-1-786365-95-8 [£35]
Elliot Barton is haunted by a tragic mistake. At the time it seemed like the end of his world, but somehow he has managed to rebuild his life, and now lives happily with his partner, Lana, in their house on Sapphire Street. But Elliot’s good fortune threatens to implode when his old schoolfriend, Vincent, reappears. He has become a Christian, and wants to tell the authorities what happened so many years before. Rather than simply following the teachings of Christ, however, Vincent also claims to have met him. Elliot becomes involved with Vincent’s millennialist church, which prophesied that the world would end in the year 2000. But what happens to the Messiah and his church when that prophesy does not come to pass? And can Elliot navigate his way through the chaos of incredible experiences back to his happy existence on Sapphire Street?
R.B. Russell the author of four short story collections, three novellas, and one previous novel, She Sleeps. With his partner, Rosalie Parker, he publishes modern and classic works of curious and macabre fiction under the Tartarus Press imprint.