Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian has a little bit of everything! It’s got a family with a nomadic lifestyle, a garage band, a budding romance, AND a dangerous cult. Oh, and don’t forget the amazing protagonist, Van. Welcome to the Slipstream is a deeply moving and exquisite novel about a girl traumatized by her mother’s serious mental illness, and the steps she takes to save her from destruction. Van has to grow up fast because she’s constantly having to save her mother from poor choices, but that doesn’t mean she knows exactly who or what she wants to be. The one thing Van does know is that she’s an incredibly talented musician who’s finally going to get her moment in the spotlight…until her mother gets lured to Arizona by a con-man. As Van goes on a journey to save her mom from the “self-help” cult that could ultimately destroy her, Van will discover so much about herself, other people, and the world in general.
If this sounds like an incredibly epic novel, that’s because it is! And nothing will make this music-filled novel come to life better than a soundtrack. Luckily, author Natalka Burian has given us one! Start listening now!