Claiming T-Mo

Meerkat. Aug. 2019. 260p. ISBN 9781946154132. pap. $16.95ebk. ISBN 9781946154149. FANTASY
When someone is made up of two dangerously different personalities, what does it take to save that person from the monstrous part? T-Mo, the son of a sadistic priest from another planet, has essentially been split into two opposing beings: kind and gentle T-Mo, and cold and cruel Odysseus. As T-Mo and Odysseus struggle to take control of their lives, these two halves of one person travel from world to world loving, hurting, and shaping the people around them. The narrative further follows the deeply interwoven lives of three women—Silhouette, Salem, and Myra—who strive to understand and save T-Mo.
VERDICT In writing this story, Bacon (Borderline) employs elegant and poetic language that pulls readers into each different world and experience as felt by the three leading women. Recommended reading for those with an interest in sf, expressive language, and stories that focus on women’s relationships and perspectives.

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