A deeply troubled man with a tragic past has lost his purpose in life. He struggles to regain that purpose as well as understand the meaning of past events, in the context of his increasingly disabled reality. God, The Welder takes the reader on a thought-provoking journey, as one man struggles to reconcile his religious beliefs with his troubled life in order to interpret his existence.
In a mysterious and forbidden dark room, the protagonist, who is known only as Dad, loses his ability to speak at the hands of a man with a tattooed map on his face. As Dad's physical, metaphysical and spiritual journey progresses, a love for creative writing is rekindled and becomes a therapeutic and necessary communication tool. Through his journaling, he connects with a welder named George. Between his late wife and George, Dad is able to unravel a reality previously incomprehensible. Will Dad be able to recover and preserve his familial relationships before he progressively loses his senses?
Brandt Schubbe is an author and poet who currently works for a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving victims of human trafficking.
He has had poems published in the literary magazine Haute Dish and articles in The Metropolitan newspaper. In 2013, he published a book of poems called Poems from the Inner Spark. As a contributor to the Minneapolis art scene, Brandt Scubbe wrote, directed, and produced a play called The Pat Ryan Effect, which was shown at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival. He has also participated in open book workshops as a member of the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis.
Along with a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Brown College, Schubbe studied creative writing at Metropolitan State University where he earned a second Bachelor degree in Professional Writing.