All is not well with Christopher Wilks. Nor is all as it seems. For one thing, he’s ill-equipped for the mind-bending journey he’s about to undertake.
Hitching a ride in a strange fifties-era station wagon driven by an even stranger couple of elderly eccentrics he calls The Mister and Missus, Christopher finds his life unwinding along with the countless miles- all into the WEST. Is the journey real? Most certainly. But when is the natural actually supernatural? He’s not quite sure. Mystical campsites, impossible visitations, shattering memories come-to-life… the roadside attractions he encounters are incredible and exhilarating.
James Andrew’s WEST straps the reader in for a thrill ride through landscapes both painfully real, and wildly fantastical.
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Artist, architectural and product designer and sometimes writer, James Andrew lives and works on Hayden Island on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. WEST was written during the long hospitalization of his wife Irene who’s been faced with the challenge of recovering from several disabling strokes.
So glad you pulled up at stool at WEST Bar & Grill. I want it to be a place for you and I to dialogue, through words and visuals, about the book itself and some of the challenging topics raised there. Think of me as your local neighborhood mix master, serving up specialty concoctions of your choice. Kind of “adult beverages” for the soul. So, read the book. Ask a question. Make a comment on the topics pages. Post some original artwork, video, or music relating to WEST. Chill, in other words. We built this place for you.
Let's say you're an artist/illustrator/designer/graphics/or sketcher-type person and you get inspired to illustrate a scene from WEST, I'd love to have you share your work! Just upload to the Gallery and maybe add a note about your piece. In the future I'd be stoked to do an illustrated edition of WEST drawn from selected uploads. Tre cool, huh!