Synopses & Reviews
A darkly humorous, surprisingly poignant, and utterly gripping debut novel about a guy who works in Hell (literally) and is on the cusp of a big promotion if only he can get one more member of the wealthy Harrison family to sell their soul.
Peyote Trip has a pretty good gig in the deals department on the fifth floor of Hell. Sure, none of the pens work, the coffee machine has been out of order for a century, and the only drink on offer is Jägermeister, but Pey has a plan — and all he needs is one last member of the Harrison family to sell their soul.
When the Harrisons retreat to the family lake house for the summer, with their daughter Mickey's precocious new friend, Ruth, in tow, the opportunity Pey has waited a millennium for might finally be in his grasp. And with the help of his charismatic coworker Calamity, he sets a plan in motion.
But things aren't always as they seem, on Earth or in Hell. And as old secrets and new dangers scrape away at the Harrisons' shiny surface, revealing the darkness beneath, everyone must face the consequences of their choices.
"How can I prepare you for the thrilling ride that awaits you in Sign Here? If I told you this novel takes place in an office in hell and a summer house in New Hampshire? If I told you it was a complex family story of secrets and loss and a hilarious hijinks novel? Claudia Lux's brilliant debut is a genre-busting powerhouse. Whacky, clever, funny, gripping, this book is extraordinary — I couldn't put it down." Victoria Redel, author of Before Everything
"Lux's take is fresh and complex, with deep character development and a plot that will keep readers guessing." Booklist
"Lux brilliantly combines satire, suspense, and pathos in her remarkably assured debut....Readers of paranormal crime series such as Jim Butcher's Dresden Files will be eager to see what Lux has up her sleeve next." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Claudia Lux is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and has a master's in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. Sign Here is her first novel.