The Unknown: An Excerpt From Lee Matthew Goldberg’s “The Ancestor”

"The Ancestor"

We’re pleased to present an excerpt from Lee Matthew Goldberg’s new novel The Ancestor. Goldberg’s novel tells the story of an amnesic man who awakens in Alaska beside his double; the result is a harrowing novel grappling with questions of agency, violence, and the allure of the Gold Rush. Kirkus’s review dubbed the book “[a] story that blends the familiar and the supernatural in a manner that calls Stephen King’s work to mind.”