The Voodoo Running Jimmy Down
UPDATES (at least) WEEKLY. "A musician crosses town to pawn his horn for much-needed cash. Problem is, ghosts, zombies, and a deranged drug dealer stand between here and there."
Jimmy X is a bad man with a badder horn. The cats in Harlem and the Village dig him. Or did until heroin dragged him down, leaving him for dead on Lake Erie's shore. So now instead of an artist bowing for applause in the Apple, he's just another Rustbelt junkie pushing a broom, barely earning enough for food, rent, and his next fix.
Thing is, he's on a jones, broke, and trying to duck the Sultan, a deranged dealer he's in hock to. And if that ain't bad enough, ghosts from his past keep appearing. And everyday people turn into zombies that attack him. And his neighbor shoots fireballs from his cane. And the Sultan grows darker than dark, swallowing light like a black hole.
Weird stuff. Spooky stuff. Stuff that would send most people crawling home, if not the psych ward. But not Jimmy. Because he'll fight through hell and back to score his fix and set his world straight, or die trying.
A contemporary work of magical realism and urban fantasy. Inspired by the bombshell short novel LONG WAY DOWN, and works by writers as diverse as Jack Kerouac, Neil Gaiman, Patricia Briggs, and David Mitchell. Part of The Shantytown Cycle, a series of entwined, stand-alone books set in the same fictional world.