The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky is mystical literature featuring a killer car. The novel's protagonist, Leah, is a young woman and aspiring novelist, bouncing around life as she attempts to stay focused on her writing goals rather than falling haphazardly into a different career. Her life is grinding and a bit dreary until two things happen: She finishes her book and inherits a red sports car from a friend and former boss. An odd adventure follows as she abruptly leaves her husband behind and heads to California to collect her inheritance. Leah is apprehensive about owning the car, a vehicle she finds threatening. But what is death but transformation?
Although I found Leah to be an annoying character, The Red Car turned into a unique story and rather memorable.