Modern Vampires of the City is a novelette based on the popular third album from indie gods Vampire Weekend, which is named "Modern Vampires of the City." The album touched author Jacob Landrum deeply and emotionally, and he felt that there were characters in the songs that needed to be explored more than just in a sonic space, so he set about doing that. The story is extremely short, and the titles of the chapters align with the titles of the songs from the album. The text draws inspiration from the album itself, as well as improvisations by Landrum.
By 1993, God had blessed Nancy Ferrin with six precious children. One was taken home to heaven soon after birth, but the others were her treasures here on earth. The early years were uneventful and filled with activities, family fun, and spiritual training. However, the teen years led one son on an unexpected, destructive path. Heartbreak grew when a few years later, her only daughter followed in her brother's footsteps. During those agonizing years, God's peace sustained Nancy as she turned to Him repeatedly for understanding and strength. Because there are countless other parents dealing with similar struggles, this book is intended to help with the confusion and uncertainty of the prodigal years.
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