Above an Abyss: Two Novellas — available now from Radial Books
"A pair of quietly disturbing tales that will surely resonate with readers." - Kirkus Reviews
It’s the summer of 1986 and all is not well among the sharply defined suburbs of Salt Lake City. A 12-year-old boy arrives in a land of “mountains, Mormons, crickets” to find baffling prejudice, but also intoxicating freedom, lust, moments of heaven and, in the end, a terrible violence.
The Moth Orchid
When a hereditary form of early onset dementia begins to ravage a woman’s mind, she embarks on a desperate quest into her past in hopes of finding answers. Set against the noir backdrop of a sub-zero Alaskan winter, The Moth Orchid is a gripping tale of one woman’s struggle with the inevitability of oblivion.
“Come to Ryan Masters for the lust and violence of youth, stay for madness, decay and death. Above an Abyss is a Borghesian tour de force.” - Elizabeth McKenzie