A boy’s terror of the subway beneath the motorway following his brother’s mysterious disappearance is the horrifying subject of The Underpass. Cleave is a deliciously dark fairy tale of sacrifice and obsession where death is not always any guarantee of relief. The Mendicant tells the story of Icarus, driven to despair by the song of the angel trapped between his teeth. The overarching tale is the four part, previously unpublished novelette, Dr Mammon’s Famous Second Hand, which recounts the author’s own history and reveals the terrible truth that has seeped through this collection, warping the stories within it to its own macabre end.
The Chapelkill Library Press recommends that this anthology is not read alone. If the reader insists on doing so we suggest that you bolt the doors and windows, draw the curtains shut and check any dark corners for unwelcome guests.