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𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔑𝔬𝔟𝔬𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔰


A woman plagued by the lasting effects of a disturbing premonition. A man seeking redemption after two decades of street gang affiliation. A priest gifting religious counsel to a community in moral decline. Six neglected youths making their get-a-way in an infamous Dodge van. How does it all come together in the unceasing chaos of poverty?

{𝔓𝔲𝔟𝔩𝔦𝔰𝔥𝔢𝔡 𝔐𝔞𝔯𝔠𝔥 21𝔰𝔱, 2021}

Sign of God's Predilection

"...What I liked most about this book, and what was also the most difficult thing for me, is the very complexity of this novella.
It was hard for me to follow everything in the beginning - there were so many twists and turns, so many things at once, and the language is so rich that I read the first 30 pages very, very slowly. Since this is Laurel's first book, I was honestly so surprised how lush and rich her writing is, and this is definitely not something that all authors succeed at first.
You can see that she really paid attention to every word, every little detail and event, every room where the scenes with the nameless characters take place. It all served to set up that dark, hopeless atmosphere, so we can feel it all through those descriptions - and to be honest, many times it seemed like some lucid dream from which it is very, very difficult to wake up..."

- Nadja Petkovic

Loosely based on the Lillelid murders of 1997, "The Nobodies" is a novella that's biggest strength lies in its beautiful, dark and, at times, post-apocalyptic imagery. The author, Laurel Elizabeth Hasara, foray's into meditations on religion and the role of spirituality in society, similar to the writing of the late Flannery O' Connor.


"This Novella was dark and possessed in the best way and when I read the description I knew my dark soul had to give it a try. 🖤
Hasara writes in this dark poetically captivating way that made this macabre subject seem hauntingly beautiful. Like, I’m pretty sure she could write nutrition facts and make it sound poetic 😂  The characters are never once named which took some getting used to but I think did a great job at alluding to how people of this status are seemingly disposable in society. It was chaotic and eerie and absolutely beautifully written! 

It gave me 'A Clockwork Orange' vibes for some reason but I love that movie so maybe that’s just me lol . Highly looking forward to what this author does in the future!"

- Kaylie Goodwin

- Richard Rodriguez

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The Nobodies,
Original Cover Art

Created by artist, Xavier Ortez

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