A stuffed bear's heart beats with the rhythm of a dead baby, Reno keeps receding to the east no matter how far you drive, and in a mine on another planet, the dust won't stop seeping in. In these stories, Evenson unsettles us with the everyday and the extraordinary--the terror of living with the knowledge of all we cannot know.Praise for Brian Evenson:
" Evenson's] scary fictional treatment of church hypocrisy has the feeling of a reasoned attack on blind religious obedience."--Publishers Weekly
"The deceptively simple prose keeps the book brisk and even gripping as its puzzles grow more craggy and complex. This is Evenson's singular, Poe-like gift: He writes with intelligence and a steady hand, even when his characters decide to lop their own limbs off."--Time Out New York
"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
Colin Winnette makes use of the Western genre to stunning effect. --Los Angeles Times
Brooke and Sugar are killers. Bird is the boy who mysteriously woke beside them while between towns. For miles, there is only desert and wilderness, and along the fringes, people.