Confessions of the Creature

Confessions of the Creature

Gary Inbinder


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The story of Frankenstein monster continues.

In the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea, the creature has taken the ultimate revenge on his creator, Frankenstein. He travels south, where a chance meeting with a witch gives him the opportunity to overcome what he is, and perhaps become who he was meant to be.

Transformed into a normal-looking man, but retaining his superhuman strength, the creature journeys to Moscow, where he becomes the protege of a wealthy natural philosopher and the lover of his daughter, Sabrina. Taking the name Viktor Suvorin, the creature wins acclaim as a military hero while Napoleon rages across Europe. Following the wars, Viktor and Sabrina travel to Switzerland, where they meet Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who bases her novel on Viktor memoirs.

Viktor faces a final challenge to his hard-won humanity when tragedy strikes his family and he returns to the Arctic. There, on a frozen sea under the shimmering Northern Lights, the creature must confront the meaning of his creation and his life.

A compelling, thought-provoking novel with an undercurrent that made me always a little anxious about what will happen next to the characters. –Camellia, Long and Short Reviews

This wonderfully written novel will have any reader hooked right from the beginning. It is an enjoyable and extraordinary story! I hope this will not be the last we see of this author, who obviously has a wonderful talent. –Ann Marie Chalmers, Front Street Reviews


Gary Inbinder:

Gary Inbinder is a retired attorney who left the practice of law to write full-time. Inbinder holds a J.D. from the University of La Verne (California) where he received an American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Inbinder's fiction, articles and essays have appeared in Bewildering Stories,Halfway Down the Stairs, The Absent Willow Review, Morpheus Tales, Litsnack,Touchstone Magazine and other publications. Inbinder is a member of The Historical Novel Society. He is also a member of the Bewildering Stories Editorial Review Board. The Flower to the Painter (Fireship Press, 2011) is his second published novel. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and European art, music, literature, politics and philosophy of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries provided background for his first novel, Confessions of the Creature, originally published by Drollerie Press(2008), and now available in a new edition from Fireship Press.

For more information, please visit Gary Inbinder's blog.