Unfolding against the background of post-Depression New England, The Sulphur Cure is a compelling literary spellbinder. The story gifts us with a unique richness of imagery, the characters are unforgettable. The twists and turns in the plot left me breathless. This is a beautiful yet terrifying tale. The only thing scarier than an abandoned building is an abandoned soul. We find both in this inspired novel of hope, redemption, and brotherly love. Highly recommended. – Amazon reviewer
In The Sulphur Cure Vincent Rhodes, an artist whose family fortune has been lost in the Great Depression, receives four rambling letters from his brother, Theo, who went missing during the Great War in Europe.
Though postmarked April 1933, from Claremont, New Hampshire, the letters are dated 1918, the year Theo disappeared. Based on clues from the letters, Vincent tracks Theo to his last-known location: a decaying New England health resort known to locals as the Sulphur Cure.
As Vincent digs deeper into the lives of the eccentric residents in search of answers, he finds there is more to this place than sagging floors and broken windows. He discovers that the people inhabiting the old grounds have as many secrets as he does, and that his life will change forever once those secrets come to light.
Brennessel's stories, novels and teleplays have won numerous awards, and have appeared in SNReview, Perspectives, Time Pilot, Liquid Ohio, Nocturnal Lyric, Midnight Times, Gival Press’s ArLiJo, Polari Journal, and the Dreamspell Nightmares (I & II) and Dreamspell Revenge (I & II) anthologies.
Learn more at http://www.thesulphurcure.com.
Title: The Sulphur Cure
Author: Barry Brennessel
Publication Date: May 2012
Publisher: L&L Dreamspell