A twisted and dark tale of a world filled with demented, dangerous people. The style of the writing matches the fractured and fragmented nature of the mind of the main character, Phineas Poe, an ex-cop recovering from a mental breakdown following his wife’s death (Suicide? Murder? Accident? Even Poe’s own memory of this is uncertain).
This is ne of the strongest and most promising debut novels I can remember Interesting weird characters in a convincingly insane milieu, and truly fantastic writing. I’m impressed, and can’t wait to read the rest of Baer’s work.