Eugen Bacon was interviewed by Linda Hepworth over at NB Magazine, and we wanted to share this in depth and enlightening conversation!

Writing is a somewhat private thing and there’s a certain trepidation when the work goes public. Imagine a writer as being in a fragile place, one that is also sacred. Consider the emotional attachment to a creation, and equate advising a writer that their work is inadequate to telling a mother that her baby is ugly. To be published, the writer must give others entry to their precious world. Imagine the writer’s joy when a reader affirms that the text has rendered the author’s vision. This is your gift to me.

Eugen Bacon
Claiming T-Mo

Claiming T-Mo

In this lush interplanetary tale, an immortal priest flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. The act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon the universe: named T-Mo by his mother and Odysseus by his father. The story unfolds through the eyes of these three distinctive women: Silhouette, Salem and Myra - mother, wife, and daughter. As they struggle to confront their fears and navigate the treacherous paths to love and accept T-Mo/Odysseus and themselves, the darkness in Odysseus urges them to unbearable choices that threaten their very existence.

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