Westlake Soul

Westlake Soul

Illustration By Vincent Sammy
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Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Vincent Sammy

Introduction by Owen King

Published by SST Publications. 

“In this wry, heartbreaking fantasy, Youers explores the dark landscape of a healthy mind trapped in an unresponsive body…deftly captur[ing] the voice and raw emotion of a young man struggling to delay the inevitable.” 
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“All superheroes get their powers from somewhere. A radioactive spider bite. A science experiment gone awry. I got mine from a surfing accident in Tofino. The ultimate wipeout. I woke up with the most powerful mind on the planet, but a body like a wet paper bag...” 

Meet Westlake Soul, a twenty-three-year-old former surfing champion. A loving son and brother. But if you think he's just a regular dude, think again; Westlake is in a permanent vegetative state. He can't move, has no response to stimuli, and can only communicate with Hub, the faithful family dog. And like all superheroes, Westlake has an archenemy: Dr. Quietus—a nightmarish embodiment of Death itself. Westlake dreams of a normal life—of surfing and loving again. But time is running out; Dr. Quietus is getting closer, and stronger. Can Westlake use his superbrain to recover... to slip his enemy's cold embrace before it's too late?

Signed Limited Hardcover Edition:

  • Limited to only 400 signed and hand-numbered copies
  • Introduction by Owen King
  • Personally signed by Rio Youers and Owen King on a specially designed full-colour illustrated signature page
  • Larger 6.14” x 9.21” trim size
  • Printed in two colours throughout and featuring ten duotone interior illustrations
  • Printed on a heavier 100gsm acid-free paper
  • Bound in premium cloth with coloured head and tail bands
  • Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
  • Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
  • Sewn binding for increased durability
  • Gorgeous wraparound dust jacket artwork and interiors by Vincent Sammy
  • Only $55
Vincent Sammy
Rio Youers
SST Publications
In Print