Ghosts Through the Cracks
In the spirit world, desire is magic and nothing is more powerful than freedom
When Su Xie (Susie) arrived in Chicago at the height of the Jazz Age, she thought she found freedom. The freedom to do whatever she wanted and own beautiful things she never dreamed of. She didn’t know what Simon may ask her in return, but she thought no price was too high, whatever it’d be.
One night, Susie meets Blood in Simons speakeasy. And he guides her on the hidden paths of the spirit world, where desire is magic, and nothing is more powerful than freedom.
Blood’s quiet presence and attention help her look inside herself, discover her true desires and break free from all deceits.
When Simon asks her to pay her debt, Susie finally sees the golden cage he has so carefully built around her. Now she’s strong enough to fly free – but will she be willing to sacrifice Blood’s life to win her own freedom?
My intention was to flick through it to make sure it was appropriate to my blog, then head to bed – which I estimated I’d do some 10 minutes later. Instead, I kept turning the pages, not turning in until after midnight…
Ghosts Through the Cracks is a story of gangsters and smokey speakeasies. Of supernatural beings and a bit of romance. But it’s, above all, a story of self-discovery and self-esteem.
It’s the true heart of Dieselpunk, as well as of all the punk genres, to me. Using the past as a filter to look at our own time, our own society, our own fears and hopes.
– Sarah Zama on what is dieselpunk