Beem Weeks: Meet The Author at Indie Book Source
June 1, 2022
Caleb Pirtle III
Explore the creative mind of Beem Weeks on an archived edition of The Meet The Author Podcast at Indie Book Source, hosted by Rob and Joan Carter.
Beem Weeks is the author of short stories, poems, essays, and novels.
A pop-culture trivia buff, Beem’s passions include indie films, loud music, and a well-told story.
He has also penned short story collections entitled Slivers of Life and Strange Hwy: Short Stories.
Jacob Radner returns to his suburban Chicago roots to bury his departed father.
The family is all there—except for older brother Kevin.
Thirty-seven years earlier, Kevin Radner walked out the front door and vanished.
Will this prodigal son return and finally make peace with the ghost of his mobster father?
As the patriarch’s body is lowered into the earth, long-hidden family secrets become uncovered: a former girlfriend, a child born out of wedlock and adopted out, a mother willfully blind to the sins of the father.
In this novella, author Beem Weeks examines the notion that sometimes those closest to us are the very ones we should fear most.
If you ever find yourself on the Strange Hwy—don’t turn around. Don’t panic. Just. Keep. Going. You never know what you’ll find.
You’ll see magic at the fingertips of an autistic young man,
•A teen girl’s afternoon, a lifetime of loss.
•A winged man, an angel? Demon—?
•Mother’s recognition, peace to daughter.
•Danny’s death, stifled secrets.
•Black man’s music, guitar transforms boy.
•Dead brother, open confession.
•First love, supernatural?—family becomes whole!
You can exit the Strange Hwy, and come back any time you want.
See, now you know the way in, don’t be a stranger.