"People will be uniquely moved by Club Daze. It restores a sense of wonder in a world that can feel like witnessing Santa’s beard slip down for the first time."
Tasha Price is the lead cocktail waitress at Club Daze in Atlanta, GA. One shift she finds herself in a deadly predicament; in the delicate space between life and death her late mother visits her with pressing information. In efforts to decode her mom's words, Tasha visits a slew of questionable professionals; money-hungry gurus, misguided hypnotists, psychics, and more.
Yet it is not until she is guided towards Lucid Dreaming that Tasha is able to attain the full message. With a newfound heightened awareness and the help of her spirit guide Nathan, Tasha discovers the Subtle Realm. This new realm offers refuge from her immediate troubles on the Physical Plane, but as Tasha's key priorities downshift, everyone around her suffers in the wake of her escapism. At her lowest, when she feels that she has lost everything, Tasha contemplates sacrificing all and vanishing into the Subtle Realm forever.
Is it possible that she’s actually experiencing a psychotic break fueled by past traumas and ignited by the pressures of the present day? Or has she truly discovered a new world, often dreamed of, but rarely ever, fully accessed?
The author implements creative methods to let the reader truly experience Tasha's varying states of consciousness. Club Daze is an atmospheric narrative, told through a comical and sarcastic protagonist. The plot is unpredictable, but tight and grounded. The book can be read multiple times without finding every little nod and wink to all of the congruent synchronicities--a great book club pick. Be prepared to laugh, cry, cringe, and swoon, long after you've put it down.
Born, raised, and resides in, Atlanta, Ga.
married with two high-functioning quadrupeds, Nikko and Kane.
I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Science in 2011 and completed Emory’s Creative Writing Program in 2018. However, I will always consider myself a forever student with grateful humility.
photo credit: Kelly Lewis