A Special Reading of A.J. West’s Haunting Novel, The Spirit Engineer
From Damian Barr’s Literary Salon Podcast
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In this week’s episode, debut author A.J. West brings us a haunting historical novel entitled The Spirit Engineer. This reading is a particularly special treat as actor Dickon Farmer treats us to a fantastic performance.
Belfast, 1914. Two years after the sinking of the Titanic, high society has become obsessed with seances. William Jackson Crawford is a man of science and a sceptic, but one night with everyone sitting around the circle, voices come to him—seemingly from beyond the veil—placing doubt in his heart and a seed of obsession in his mind. Could the spirits truly be communicating with him, or is this one of Kathleen’s parlor tricks gone too far?