Smoke City

by Keith Rosson

Marvin Deitz has some serious problems. His mob-connected landlord is strong-arming him out of his storefront. His therapist has concerns about his stability. He's compelled to volunteer at the local Children's Hospital even though it breaks his heart every week. Oh, and he's also the guilt-ridden reincarnation of Geoffroy Therage, the French executioner who lit Joan of Arc's pyre in 1431. He's just seen a woman on a Los Angeles talk show claiming to be Joan, and absolution seems closer than it's ever been ... but how will he find her? When Marvin heads to Los Angeles to locate the woman who may or may not be Joan, he's picked up hitchhiking by Mike Vale, a self-destructive alcoholic painter traveling to his ex-wife's funeral. As they move through a California landscape populated with "smokes" (ghostly apparitions that've inexplicably begun appearing throughout the southwestern US), each seeks absolution in his own way. InSmoke City, Keith Rosson continues to blur genre and literary fiction in a way that is in turns surprising, heartfelt, brutal, relentlessly inventive, and entirely his own.

Smoke City
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Unit Price
£16.27
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Publisher
Meerkat Press
Type
book
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781946154163
ISBN-10
1946154164
Number of Pages
330
Height
215 mm
Widht
140 mm
Weight
532 g
Publication Date
January 23, 2018
Format
Hardback
Categories
Fiction & Related items, Fiction: general & literary, Fantasy, Classic horror & ghost stories, Magical realism
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