"There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson."—George Saunders
"A contemporary gothic tale about the apocalyptic connection between religion and violence."— Publishers Weekly
When Rudd, a troubled teenager, embarks on a school research project, he runs across the secret Mormon ritual of blood sacrifice, and its role in a 1902 murder committed by the grandson of Brigham Young. Along with his newly discovered half-brother, Rudd becomes swept up in the psychological and atavistic effects of this violent, antique ritual.
|Publisher:||Coffee House Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Praised by Peter Straub for going "furthest out on the sheerest, least sheltered narrative precipice," Brian Evenson is the author of eight previous books of fiction, including the Edgar Award-nominated novel The Open Curtain and the International Horror Guild Award-winning collection, The Wavering Knife. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program.
Table of Contents
Part I: Rudd, Parsed
Part II: Lyndi, Adrift
Part III: Hooper, Amuck