Enter, Night: 08/26/12
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe weaves a tale of a Canadian town in decline and besieged by the curse of the wendigo. All of this plays out as Christina Parr, recently widowed is forced to move back to Parr's Landing with her daughter and brother in law.
Mrs. Parr, matriarch of Parr's Landing is by far the most evil creature, far more so than the ever hungry wendigo. She can't abide the fact that her favorite son left her to marry a woman she doesn't approve of. Nor can she accept that her other son is gay.
Enter, Night tells the tale of the wendigo (sort of new world vampire) in a similar fashion to Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (review coming). Both cover a lot of history and numerous points of view. Enter, Night comes close to a dozen points of view.
It is these multiple points of view and multiple eras that is the weakest part of the novel. The present day tale of the Parr family coming apart at the seams while the wendigo returns after a decade's long absence is the most compelling and hair-raising part of the book, but it gets lost in the flashbacks.
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