In the sequel to her acclaimed debut novel, The Society of S,
Susan Hubbard continues the adventures of Ariella Montero, who, in the
midst of the ongoing presidential campaign, discovers that a leading
contender for America’s top political office just happens to be a
vampire surrounded by the demons of lying, cheating, and murder.
The Year of Disappearances
traces Ariella Montero’s fourteenth year, during which she is accused
of lying, cheating, and murder (twice). Her education continues, but
instead of literature, science, and math, she learns folklore, the art
and craft of journalism, and most important, the nature of personal
demons. The book’s themes involve masks and the duality of the self, the
evil of hypocrisy, and the perpetual conflict between the desires of
the flesh and those of the spirit. As Ari comes to question her own
authenticity, listeners may begin to question her. Could the accusations
against her be justified? Is she a reliable narrator? Or is someone
else at work, telling us her story? Download and start listening now!