Helpmeet - Naben Ruthnum

Undertow Publications


Helpmeet by Naben Ruthnum / ISBN 9781988964386 / 85-page paperback published in 2022 by Undertow Publications (CA)


It's 1900, and Louise Wilk is taking her dying husband home to Buffalo where he grew up. Dr. Edward Wilk is wasting away from an aggressive and debilitating malady. But it's becoming clearer that his condition isn't exactly a disease, but a phase of existence that seeks to transform and ultimately possess him.

“A sumptuous excursion into surreal body horror and an unsparing exploration of the extreme frontiers of connubial devotion. Ruthnum delivers a uniquely unsettling Gothic love story. It holds certain images so grotesque that they will linger in your dreams for weeks.” — David Demchuk, Award-winning author of The Bone Mother

"Remarkable. I devoured it in a few delighted hours."--Craig Davidson, author of The Saturday Night Ghost Club

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