This could be dangerous. Truth is hard to trust. Emit would talk about the intrepid apprentice marching on through Chapel Perilous or some allegory for initiation into the Mystery Schools, but I don't have that kind of flair and you don't have that kind of time. "US6" is a highway that cuts across the heart of America. "US6" is a protein that cuts across the membrane of a cell and "US6" is us six, the fictional authors of this metaphysical thriller. We take turns telling our stories as heirs to an ancient and royal sibling rivalry between the Brotherhood and his Sisterhood of the Serpent. We swap intrigues for high crimes and weave our world behind a veil because, in front of it, we're six children enslaved by human traffickers. Although US6 is a paracosm---an imaginary world that we’ve built together to cope, we've unearthed certain esoteric principles that may well be our escape... and yours.


"US6" defies genres. From its murder mystery and geopolitical intrigue, to its existential examination of time, it captivates the reader as it moves through the real, to the myth, to the human experience... Like a long-lost archaeological treasure found, Tom Ross's Emit Archer unearths the past, the present and the seemingly impossible future, transcending time and our common understanding of its movement. Yet his protagonist, Emit, remains forever human even as he converges with the ancient gods."

-- Peter Gesler, A.P. Literature

 




Book Review
& Interview Clips

"...I've dug in to US6 and am already enjoying it immensely... the writing moves in such perfectly measured strides and is so... so... beefy..."


US6 and the Golden Mean

" In every sentence, or so it feels, there is something that pops--some surprising reference or turn of phrase. This is very assured stuff..."


US6 as Trigger Mechanism

"... I admire prose so supple and nimble and assured. The reading is very pleasurable and God knows informative..."


US6 as a Hologram

"It's a terrific book... this is astounding stuff and the work, obviously, of a brilliant mind."

Dr. Jon Tuttle
Professor of English & Director of Honors Program
Francis Marion University


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