Timid Ben Hartley's life is not easy. His mother's boyfriend is a malevolent bully. School is a friendless ordeal. His sleep is increasingly hijacked by strange dreams ... and things begin to seem more real when he is asleep than when he is awake. But when his mother takes him to a psychiatrist, things only get worse. Dark figures from his dreams start to leak into waking life, including the strange and uncompromising Wolf. Ben learns that he has been assigned a seemingly impossible task requiring courage he does not possess. And when people around him start disappearing and dying, he must face the greatest ordeals of his life. His enemies are legion - the Nomads, the Hunters, and the vague and destructive figure that is always just on the blurred edge of vision. His own friends and family are not to be trusted either. Ordinary life is threatened by its mirror image, and as everything he knows crashes and collapses, Ben is forced to make life and death decisions to save humanity from being drawn into a hellish twilight world where nightmares are both real and everlasting. Award-winning screen writer and novelist Stephen Attridge's 'The Harrowing of Ben Hartley' fantasy thriller reveals how the surreal dream world of an asthmatic, solitary and frightened teenager becomes terrifyingly real - for everyone.
Used availability for Steve Attridge's The Harrowing of Ben Hartley
May 2012 : Canada Paperback