About Keith Deininger
“Like Bradbury on acid” (Greg F. Gifune, The Bleeding Season), Keith Deininger is an award-winning author known for blending elements of fantasy with horror in his surreal, literary style. His work is often described as disturbing, surreal and cinematic, “its tutelary spirits are Barker and Lynch, Carpenter and Cronenberg” (Peter Tennant, Black Static Magazine) and he has been called “one of the finest writers of imaginative fiction out there” (Craig Saunders, Deadlift)
Years ago, in college, Owen, a man on the brink of suicide after losing his wife and baby daughter in a brutal drunk-driving accident, and Chloe, a dispassionate academic who believes in scientific research as a means to make the world a better place, took part in a ritualistic act in the woods. After, neither of them can remember exactly what happened that night, but darkness has since haunted them both.
Now, as adults living separate lives, the once minor manifestations from that night have grown into threats not only malignant and dangerous to them, but to all of humanity.
A surreal tale of horror and heartbreak, rife with dark oddities, wonderfully realized characters, and terrifying nightmares. Here the blind Guitar Man gives insane advice on the brink between reality and nightmare; eerie clones known as umbriates sneak into the world with murderous intent; and the once-imaginary being called Ozy is gathering strength and followers in his effort to rip through the very fabric of reality with the intent of dominance and darkness. And only Owen and Chloe can stop him.